Ripper Jones

Veteran Poet - 1,247 Points (Swansea)

Worm - Poem by Ripper Jones

Walk a little.
Round the corner and up a bit
There it is
The strange round kerbstone
Alone and unplaqued
Along with the other curved stones
Fitting together like jelly molds
To make a small arch
And inbetween like an ink line
Where the compo is
Little arteries of moss
And earth conquered grey
Flowing across toward
The chequered hop-scotch pavement
The entry for the earth-churning
Home of the worms and ants

Children cut a worm in half
And both halves writhe
Writhe like a murderer on the noose
Trying to shake himself loose.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature, symbolism

Comments about Worm by Ripper Jones

  • (3/28/2016 11:16:00 PM)

    Heartiest Congratulations on Poem of the Day as also excellent ability to observe minutest detains and their reproduction in the form of a wonderful verse.10 points. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (3/28/2016 3:10:00 PM)

    Excellent. Perfectly sketched scene and the closure was abrupt and painful. I remember as a child that when shoveling around in the dirt I sometimes cut a worm in half and was consoled by the thought that now there were two worms living there instead of just one. I hope that was true. What is true is that you have HUGE talent! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/28/2016 12:01:00 PM)

    Deftly written. Very enjoyable (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/28/2016 2:43:00 AM)

    Inbetween with the muse of nature! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Sofia Kioroglou (2/11/2016 5:22:00 PM)

    An exquisite piece of writing! A worthy 10! Nicely done (Report) Reply

    Ripper Jones (2/12/2016 1:54:00 AM)

    Thanks so much Sofia.

    Ripper Jones (2/12/2016 1:53:00 AM)

    Thankyou kindly Sofia. Love your poems.

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (1/16/2016 2:34:00 PM)

    powerful observations and a peculiar way of writing which is very much original. thank you. tony (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (1/4/2016 5:16:00 PM)

    And usually, when you cut a worm in half, both sides can keep on living. Not so with us people. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/4/2016 4:26:00 PM)

    Experiments with nature. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 4, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 17, 2016

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