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Oralya G Ueberroth

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  Finding Fault
by Oralya G Ueberroth
Friday, August 17, 2007
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It seems like everyday...


This house is a mess.


There are clothes scattered all over the floor. 


 


Things are not in their place.


 


Just look at that old unmade bed –


It sinks a little in the middle.


 


There is always a mess in this house.


 


I say that in observation more than complaint,


Just as one would say, “there is a rug” or “a drape”


Or “a ghost”


In this house.


 


There is a mess –


A monster thing - with a mind of it’s own.


 


Just look at that bed –


That old unmade bed.


I conceived 3 children in that bed.


Lost one though.


 


It’s got to be around here somewhere.


 


One small and dirty neglected child –


Living under a pile of laundry that is


Walking itself down the hallway to the washer –


 


Are you actually telling me


You can’t see it???


 


Just look at that bed


Look at it –


Neglected, abandoned,


Like the city buildings that can no longer speak


Of better days – or other days


They can only stand – windowless and empty


Offering mute testimony to the passage of time.


 


Time passes,


And this house is apparently


Not going to clean itself.


 


Damn!


 




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Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 3/11/2008
Like a movie scene in my head! "...One small and dirty neglected child –



Living under a pile of laundry that is



Walking itself down the hallway to the washer " this made me laugh, what an image
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/20/2007

Very unique composition. "Finding Fault" is pictured as a daily domestic affair, but it comes with an intrisic message that strikes one's sense of social responsibility. I also read it as a political satire.

I have enjoyed the reading of "Finding Fault".

I salute You, Poet.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

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