Silhouette Of Darkness to Fatal Decision: Big Guns, No Budget
The plight of the poor
The plight of a movie without money
Silhouette Of Darkness (free form poem)
Existing with the garbage others have thrown out
Tattered are its clothes
Weathered is its skin
Silence fills its eyes
Sitting with some unknown
Tomorrow has no use for it at all
Drifting in human consciences
Its soul has forgotten how to cry
It has no more use for its heart
But to carry its blood
The final reminder of its mother’s gift
Carried on the winds of time
Nothing wants it anymore
Even nature’s most forgiving cringe from its presence
Even vision wipes it from its sight
This blight of what we’ve become
This scum upon our streets
But as it moves
From the stench it leaves behind
Drab silhouette of darkness
Curse of imagination
A message falls
From use to be a smile
Dream while you can
Dream while you can
A free form poem. Painting a picture with words. No rules. No limits. No boundaries. A wonderful way to express ourselves. And if it rhymes every once in while. No harm done. I only follow one rule. I use stanzas. Rather than one continuous flow to the end (which is okay), I break up my ideas. It allows a breath. It allows a reader to gather ideas.
Funny how often my life has crossed those of the "street people": The homeless, the poor, the outcast, the drug addicts, the confused and on and on. I'm not poor, but I'm not exactly rich. In the poem, the speaker refers to a person as "it".It is often easier to deal with people as things, especially if they pose a challenge. As many of my poems, this one challenges us to see and analyze an idea in different ways. It is weird how often my life has crossed those of the "street people": I found many unusual individuals there. Everything from a skateboard master to a minor league pitcher. From a blind artist to a homeless preacher. One would be surprised at what gems can be found in the street. Most find themselves there by circumstances beyond their control, yet there are some who like this lifestyle (believe it!). Strange how often my life has crossed those of the "street people": There was that homeless fellow who sold Street Sheets (news papers) and brought me luck. There was that man who kept me company at the bus stop when I worked late. There was that fellow who held the door at the corner store for spare change (when there was no work that day). And here was a speaker calling a person "it". There is a saying, "There but for the grace of God go I." Perhaps it is all a reminder. "Dream while you can."
To go with the poem: John Barry :Midnight Cowboy"
A movie with no budget may not make money but it might earn a laugh
The Blair Witch Project, made in 1999, is one of the most notable low budget film ever made. For though it cost $60,000, it grossed almost $249 million worldwide. The folks at College Humor are tired of producing small sketches on YouTube and want to try their hand at a blockbuster. They have a great story. But it seems they spent all their money on the last office party. So they re going to film their blockbuster with no budget.
The worst that can happen is: they put it on YouTube. "Fatal Decision: Big Guns, No Budget"
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We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved
and uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to
remedy this kind of poverty.