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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)
I see traffic.
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill
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.

Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Cleverly creative.

On mattresses stuffed with our money.

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

Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
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
Sweet! I did not know what petroglyphs were!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Hmmm....could it be you got it right??? Neat interpretation, Patrick...

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
that was so good......
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
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
Imaginative and well done, Patrick.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
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,
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman
Or maybe these animals and symbols are simply chalk drawings by a bunch of kids that got tired of jumping rope or shooting marbles.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Clever, apt, timely, and very meaningful. Thank you, Patrick. Our bankers are not different from yours. Surprise! Surprise! LOL! Love and peace,

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