4.26.2013

Austerity in Strident City

South-bound
freight train
brights on
in broad Daylight--

Gonna jump that Train
to Strident City
where I’ll be welcome
despite Austerity Policy

Productivity Counts
in Strident City!
Thus, I won’t be Required
to hold my Tongue.

Poem 26 of 30 for National Poetry Writing Month.

15 comments:

  1. Very song-like! I dig. I am just recently being introduced to Pokemon by my son.

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  2. Pokemon is full of interesting references. I think Strident City is particularly poetic. :)

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  3. Tight! Strummer would be jealous. .

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  4. Your poem reminded me of my favorite Strummer song ... 'Johnny Appleseed' ~~ must confess to ignorance when it comes to Pokémon!

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  5. Day 26 of 30, kiddo. You are nearly there! Way to go!

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  6. Not familiar with Pokemon...still trying to master the card game of War. heh heh. An intriguing poem nonetheless.

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  7. The phrase "Strident City" is from Pokemon, the rest is from my imagination :)

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  8. The products of the tongue let free! In Strident City, I hope there are a few listeners too. Beat, like a train rushing to its destination.

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  9. Pokemon? I have lived and breathed that since my son Will was about 7 years old. (He is now almost 21) I DO know how to play the game, believe it or not.

    Anyplace where one doesn't have to hold one's tongue is usually a good place to be.

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  10. Not having to hold your tongue..now that's a place I'd like to go!

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  11. Well, Riley is 24 now and past Pokemon, but I still remember it, especially strident city. And I'm with Susie... anyplace I can rant on is home. Let's chip in and buy a house there! Amy

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  12. How many hundreds of times have I dreamed of jumping a train? This sounds so easy, now that I can't even jump over my dog.
    I love this, Marian. I know nothing of Pokemon, but a place called Strident City sounds perfect for poets.
    K

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  13. thanks, friends, for commenting on this... i just was so taken with the idea of "Strident City" that i couldn't stop thinking about it till i wrote something. :)

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