Not Long Left

Rookie (17.05.1981 / The Molten Core)

The Mating Game, Observed At Barking Station - Poem by Not Long Left

Pigeons perform the patomine of mating
from one damp ledge to another
as a through train distracts the she into surrendering
herself, the final refusal as matted wings
flap in a frenzy.
Directly below, two lovers argue
she shouts to him about his selfishness
he does what most men do
looks for a word that will settle her rage,
then gently takes her hand
she snatches it back, before lending it back.
Behind them an old man coughs for eternity
Girl and boy land in each others view
making sense of the shortness of time
they meet with thier mouths.

Comments about The Mating Game, Observed At Barking Station by Not Long Left

  • (10/27/2006 7:06:00 AM)

    watching a couple argue from a distance is great fodder for poetry. you've captured this moment perfectly. bravo!


    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (10/27/2006 6:02:00 AM)

    Vincent, I enjoyed this! (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 2 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 26, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 30, 2010

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]