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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."



Just outside


After hour, after hour


Awaiting your return


Fade to disappointments


All the wine, long since


The roses wilted, the cards


Answered, please tell


Was it the camera


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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