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Vlad

Parker's Pirates

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"Ok, for our next challenge, we're going to have a poetry writing contest."

"Poetry? Wow, that's exciting."

"Isn't it? You guys will need to be down at the station by one, ready to read."

"Forty-five minutes isn't very long, Matt."

"You're right. And the topic for your poems is... unrequited love."

"What's that?"

"Oh, how I envy you."

 

Stay

Just outside

Hour

After hour, after hour

Passes

Awaiting your return

Smiles

Fade to disappointments

Dejection

All the wine, long since

Drank

The roses wilted, the cards

Never

Answered, please tell

Me

Was it the camera

Hanging

From the trees?

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Nice poem, Vlad. :-) I like how it alternates between making us feel sympathy for the narrator and making us feel that he got the dejection he deserved. There's something likeable about the way that he waits for his loved one for hours, but the veil of sympathy is lifted in the last three lines of the poem. I like how you incorporate that voyeuristic element into the piece, as the hanging camera gives the relationship a whole new dimension in the end.

 

Anyway, great to read some new stuff from you Vlad. :-) Out of curiousity, how does the title "Parker's Pirates" connect to the poem?

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