Denis Martindale

Sundowners - Poem by Denis Martindale

If you've ever studied meerkats,
They're simple so-and-sos...
They're really fast and when each scats
You hardly see their toes...
When they stand tall, all nonchalant,
As if there's nothing wrong,
Like waiters in a restaurant,
They'll stand there all day long...

But if there's trouble, then watch out!
Those meerkats sure can run!
You'll not be left in any doubt,
They'll outchase anyone...
They'll stare at you with eyes like coals,
Not cowards with heads bowed.
They know their little hidey-holes,
That's where they laugh out loud!

When evening comes, their games must end,
That's when the meerkats rest...
Just like sundowners do, my friend,
Content they've done their best...
If we reflected, frame-by-frame,
Would we be filled with pride?
I wonder, could we say the same?
Or have we let things slide?

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 6, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 7, 2011

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