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  Tales of the Petroglyphs - Part 1
by Patrick A Granfors
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
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One man's view

Photo:By Greg Gregory, used with permission


Oh to have time’s window

To watch them draw their art

Animals and symbols

I don’t know where to start

 

I am not an archeologist

Not sure just what they drew

But I’ll take a stab at it anyway

To try and interpret them for you

 

Overall the scene looks like

A town viewed from the air

With roads and parks and driveways

Surveyed without much care

 

I see a great big five legged dog

Missing tail I don’t know why

It has a big bright nose that matches

What appears to be one big eye

 

On his shoulders rests his burden

A sun with planets numbering ten

Representing our old solar system

The way it existed way back then

 

It looks like someone stole a planet

I have no idea how or why

Maybe the big bird off to the left

Was sent as an alien spy

 

The squarish box next to big bird

Looks like a credit card receipt

Is it possible that the some alien

Was a real estate dead beat

 

And maybe the Universal Bank

Foreclosed on a soured deal

Was our tenth planet repossessed

At a price literally a steal

 

The greed goes back for eons

I think the artists got it right

The only thing I can’t figure out

Is how bankers sleep at night

 

 

 

Copyright 2010 Patrick Granfors

 

 

 




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Reviewed by Sylvia Corsini (Reader) 9/10/2010
I see traffic.
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 9/4/2010
Last week I was down in Picketwire Canyon reading petroglyphs! I love trying to figure out the lives of those who drew them. As for bankers, our society thrives on them.

Peace,
Dayvid
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/3/2010
Cleverly creative.

On mattresses stuffed with our money.

Ron
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 9/2/2010
Bankers can sleep at night because they're all in bed with each other...as for art, a petroglyph was carved from reality and stood for something spiritual and sacred...photo is magnificent...spear chuckers of yesteryear would have skewered the rats and fed them to the dogs...

Love,
Sage
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 9/2/2010
I think the tenth planet was Tiamat. It existed where the asteroid belt is today and was destroyed many eons ago.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 9/2/2010
Sweet! I did not know what petroglyphs were!
Enjoyed,
Christine
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/2/2010
Hmmm....could it be you got it right??? Neat interpretation, Patrick...

Anna
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 9/2/2010
that was so good......
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/2/2010
I've often sat and pondered these ancient rock petroglyphs up in the great northwood and in the southwest. Makes one realize man has always been searching for answers to many things.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/2/2010
Imaginative and well done, Patrick.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/1/2010
You certainly are in deep thought, allowing the imagination to leave the box. I wonder how a few sleep, not just bankers, but insurance brokers too...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 9/1/2010
Or maybe these animals and symbols are simply chalk drawings by a bunch of kids that got tired of jumping rope or shooting marbles.
Markie
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/1/2010
Clever, apt, timely, and very meaningful. Thank you, Patrick. Our bankers are not different from yours. Surprise! Surprise! LOL! Love and peace,

Regis

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