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Two Poems by William Clark

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An Affair


SHOWY ORCHIDS
CONCEAL AN AROMA OF SECRECY.
A SHAMEFUL PAST
STREWS GUILT ON HIS CONSCIENCE.

A BLEEDING HEART
DESERVES NO WITHERED PROMISE.
SHE HUNGERS PREVARICATION
AS DESICCATION DOES WATER.

HIS GERMINATING DECEPTIONS
SHADE THE UNSPOKEN FLOWER.
AN EFFLORESCENCE OF REMORSE
NOURISHED WITHOUT SPRING RAIN

HER MIND PERCEIVES
THE SEED HE PLANTED.
ANOTHER BED SPROUTS
A CREDENCE OF NEW GROWTH.

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To Prolong a Thief!

He demanded,"your wallet and valuables, Sir!"
"How polite you are," I jokingly answered.

"Just hand over your personals," he whined.
"I'm assuming that forty-five is genuine?"

He responded, "Yeah and the bullets are real as well!"
"You wouldn't mind if I check them out for myself?"

He asked, "Do I look like I'm stupid?"
"If you say so kid."

"Is this a joke?"
"I don't believe so."

"You don't think that I'll shoot?"
"Do what you have to do."

"Buddy, you have some kind of a death wish?"
"No, I'm not giving a clod like you, my cash!"

"This can't be happening!"
My exact thoughts, I was thinking.

"Do you want a bullet in the head?"
"I bet that gun isn't even loaded?"

"I will shoot if you don't give me your wallet!"
"You're a dabbler, you know that?" I did comment.

"Are you making fun of me?"
I laughed,"I'm breaking you, don't you see?"

"Look pal, this isn't a squirt gun!"
"I thought we established that already son?"

"Last chance, buddy?" he said in fear.
I guess, you'll have to shoot," I shared.





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Author Notes

"An Affair"

           After reading this poem, many people are boggled at what this poem is saying because of the difficult diction. I purposely chose these words to create a beautiful flowing poem while merging a couple's thoughts of a troubled relationship. What I like the most about this poem, is that the ending of this poem, "ANOTHER BED SPROUTS A CREDENCE OF NEW GROWTH," can mean something different to each individual reading it.

"To Prolong a Thief"

           My inspiration for this poem came after watching an old episode of Taxi, not a television series I particularly like. However, after watching one scene between a thief and a taxi driver, I was driven to create a dialogue poem between two guys, one oblivious of the other's intention. By the end of the poem, we learn who is really prolonged!

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