Charles Lara

Soup Can - Poem by Charles Lara

Back in the days
when I lived
on Taylor Street
across the street
from the wonderful
red brick projects
holding youth
sitting on the rooftop
watching clouds sweep by
the madness that came
from welfare checks
and broken laughs of
sorry worms
blinded by their own
delight of simple ignorance
back in a time when
the only way we fell
was upwards

Comments about Soup Can by Charles Lara

  • (2/16/2005 7:15:00 AM)

    The last two lines remind me of why I love poetry... thanks (Report)Reply

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  • (2/16/2005 12:17:00 AM)

    Love the words u use to describe things
    not the same old but not so far out that I can't relate

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 16, 2005

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