Black Poetry : The Handkerchief

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Handkerchief
    I walked down the stairs into the bright city street
    to the store for a brew and a smoke
    Huddled in a corner of the smashed landscape
    was a rubbled human fragment that was broke
    He looked like a drab bundle of dirty clothes
    torn and shredded at the seams,
    littered with the residue of broken battles and
    fragments of shattered dreams
    He'd begun his dying early through agonizing routes
    of disappointment, disillusion and shame,
    ending up in last place on tar pavement searching
    for the license tag of fleeting Fame
    Great men leave marks of their fragmentary existence
    On the tapestry of his life were blots,
    discolored blemishes he used as yardsticks to measure
    the man he was not
    With his hand extended, he looked in my eyes,
    and asked for any spare change
    I pulled out some quarters and a hankerchief
    which he took and said "Thanks all the same"
    I said there was Sorcery in the hanky
    which he viewed all folded and neat
    And if he mentally rubbed the dark spots of his life
    he could liberate himself from the street
    Cynicism in his eyes heard Truth in my voice,
    a glimmer of Hope did fuse
    I nodded with assurance and waved goodbye
    saying "Try it ! So, what have your to lose ?"
    Halfway down the block, I turned to see
    his hand rise up in the air
    The handkerchief rubbing some phantom blot
    engulfed by his captured stare
    Several days later I passed that spot, someone
    else now sat in his booth
    who said my guy one day stood up and returned
    to his practice in Diluth
    So I walked down the block but turned to witness
    something inspiring and rare
    The new guy was rubbing with handkerchief in hand
    some blot in the air with his stare

    A Man can rise from a cellar to a summit
    giving birth to a brand new start
    With a sprinkle of Belief and a dash of Desire
    and the Magic in the human Heart. HH​
     
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    This was a marvelous story and poem well placed
    I really love how you did this piece
    Had me watching the old man myself
    Flow on:wink: :peace:
     
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    Oh! That was just wonderful!
    I loved how you brung this!
    Exspecially this part:


    A Man can rise from a cellar to a summit
    giving birth to a brand new start
    With a sprinkle of Belief and a dash of Desire
    and the Magic in the human Heart. HH

    Deep!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very nice love the way u created this one
     
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    You really know how to create a vision. This was a wondeful story, who knows what we can do with inspiration.
     
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    Very nice style

    It seems like you are saying follow me. I was wondering what was coming next. Nice ability to absorb us into your story plot.
     
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    see thas what i'm talking about...
    i love poetic stories that capture deep meanings...
    very nice message man and style to match...
    one love
    khasm
     
  8. Harry Hyman

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    Sensual Reality-Very keen of you to watch the old man. Thanks HH

    Purple Moons-I'm so glad it made contact and thanks for your words. HH

    Rich-I always appreciate your words,Rich. Thanks HH

    Watzinaname-Who knows best about inspiration and creating a vision. Perhaps we poets do.Thanks Watz HH

    1ascension-Perhaps the "next" comes from the reader who is absorbed. Thanks. HH

    Khasm13-Glad you love the stories. Me too.Thanks HH

    Cindy-Chills and a smile ! I could not ask for more. Thanks,Cindy.
     
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    Great Drop Poet!
     
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    this was powerful h.h. flow on poet.:kiss1:
     
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