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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
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)
Enjoyed very much dear man..stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
interesting, i too was reminded of Don Quixote
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Thank you for sharing your poetry. It is always enjoyed.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Very interesting. Uniquely entertaining, but sad at the same time.

I'm reminded of Don Quixote.

Ron
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