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  Tales of the Senderos
by Robin Ouzman Hislop
Monday, September 14, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Hello, old friend, strange meeting you here,

this time of day.

*

Yes, old friend, it is strange, especially, 

 as I was just passing your house, 

 and showed this friend here,

 about how badly you'd let your beautiful trees grow.

*

They're only trees, after all,

old triend, what do you want?

*

Me, you say, me?

I worked my bones out of the grave

and give you beautiful trees

and this is what you do?

Your garden is a disgrace,

why don't you water the tops,

you lazy dog?

*

Now, don't get so high handed

about a few trees,

I water the tops.

*

You let the donkies eat the branches

and they eat my fruit.

*

Not my donkies eat your fruit, old friend.

*

Not yours, but you know whose,

he eats the fruit of my land and grows fat,

him and his family and children,

while I starve.

*

You don't look like you starve to me,

old friend,

 but it's true , they are rich,

while we are poor.

*

Still your trees are a disgrace

and may his donkies be cursed.

*

 So be it, if so you say.

*

So be it,  and you too.

*

Well, you are alone.

*

And you.

*

Then until next we meet.

*

Until next, if ever,

and may I never hope

to see your trees so disgraced,

a curse on all your donkies,

what it is to be poor man.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 9/25/2009
Like a moment in someone's life, captured. In this little glance, I feel the culture and lifestyle. Nicely done:)
Sheila
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 9/17/2009
Enjoyed very much dear man..stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/15/2009
interesting, i too was reminded of Don Quixote
Reviewed by Lori Moore 9/15/2009
Thank you for sharing your poetry. It is always enjoyed.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/14/2009
Very interesting. Uniquely entertaining, but sad at the same time.

I'm reminded of Don Quixote.

Ron

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