Sunday, August 31, 2008

Abstract Nº 96



The first speaker said
Fear fire. Fear furnaces
Incinerators, the city dump
The faint scratch of a match.

The second speaker said
Fear water. Fear drenching rain
Drizzle, oceans, puddles, a damp
Day and the flush toilet.

The third speaker said
Fear wind. And it needn't be
A hurricane. Drafts, open
Windows, electric fans.

The fourth speaker said
Fear knives. Fear any sharp
Thing, machine, shears
Scissors, lawnmowers.

The fifth speaker said
Hope. Hope for the best
A smooth folder in a steel file.

Robert Francis, "Paper men to air hopes and fears".

4 comments:

๑۩۞۩๑♥V♥๑۩۞۩๑ said...

flower in flower...lovely bro

peter said...

he he how can one be afraid of flushing toilet LOL :D

nice one

Sach! said...

that's some blog very nice and totally different..!!.

Can I blogroll u?

-Sachi
http://sachi-stayingalive.blogspot.com/

runnerfrog said...

@ Vikram: Thanks, pal.

@ Peter: It's a great sarcasm about a society driven by fear. He was from the USA.

@ Sachi: Do it if you want, the content is freely open. Thanks for the praise, but I'm more skeptical than you about it.

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