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The Worlds A big Clothes Horse
by Sharon Lawson
Saturday, April 14, 2007
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As I lay relaxing while my sleeping medication took effect, my eyes caught sight of my trusty old clothes horse. What it gradually symbolised amazed me ;o)

White plastic coated metal

Revealing something social

Support, stability,

Firmament solidity

Four uprights, four points

Four elements, our world


The hanging rails show the masses

Working, middle, upper classes

Upon the lowest rail they lie

Under classes aiming high

Aim for the top but only so far

Top rail no further, no more, just par


While hanging up just witness

Such prejudice and sickness

Banish the smalls to the lowest ranks

Raise up on high your silks with thanks

No matter how small, torn or frayed

Everyone is equal in every way


Hang up wet and dry then put away

Hmm, what a lot that has to say

Meet and greet then new friends fade

Why do our friends end up in the shade

Wet, dry, away that should stir a thought

Reach out to your friends you’ve NOT forgot


Black tape supporting white uprights

Humanity does care and fights for rights

Our planet should and will prevail

Thanks to the black tape on the broken rail

Black, white, rich or poor

No matter who, no less, or no more


Bent rail and buckled pole

The world’s not perfect, oh no

Corruption, selfishness, greed and hate

Death destruction ‘Oh Lord, it’s too late!’

No sorrow no peace no unity no remorse

Think on each time you load up your horse

 (C) Sharon Lawson 2007

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Reviewed by A PAX 7/15/2007
Fantastic metaphore, and my highest compliment to you......

WISH I WROTE THIS!!! lol pax A
Reviewed by Samuel Stone 4/15/2007
A well written piece...wishing you well...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/15/2007
A fine analogy replete with symbolism. Well done, Sharon. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/14/2007
Love the picture! Such vivid imagery, loved it.

Be safe,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/14/2007
Excellent....such vivid imagery!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Susan Linehan (Reader) 4/14/2007
Absolutely fantastic.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/14/2007
How much will ya take for that thing...? ;) ed
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/14/2007
A very unigue and interesting analogy that does make perfect sense as each line you unfold tells a little more of your perspective. Well done.

Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 4/14/2007
what a profound write my friend...amazing where we find our inspiration. Enjoyed this very much...a trip down memory lane as well, I recall all of our clothes drying by the sun and wind, I still hang some things on the line in the to hang out my towels and sheets after rinsing in downy...great thought provoking write as well a great memory.
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Joyce Rapier 4/14/2007
It amazes me how small the world really is because the clothesline story is the world. We are all hung out to dry, to fry in the heat and rejoice when taken out of the wind. Oh, how I remember the clothesline blues and secretly wish times could be so simple...but then again...I like airconditioned comfort and not seeing clothes frozen solid as a board in winter. Good write and thanks for the memories.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/14/2007
WOW! Inspiration truly comes from many places, and this is quite profound.
Reviewed by Approximately Naive 4/14/2007
Blown with the same wind, washed in the same filthy water, cleaned by the same biological powder - yet class prejudice prevails.

Marxism was never like - or should that be Oklahoma was never like this? It could be a girl.

Reviewed by George Carroll 4/14/2007
And they called the wind Mariah who treats all the same as they dry hanging on that old clothes horse. Well done.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/14/2007
LOLOLOL..My naff one won't seem the same again... and it never stays up anyhow. Only your brain could do this....
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/14/2007

Surprising how inspiration comes from looking at every day objects, isn't it? Very well done write; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
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