Property

byOldbear63©

(Something there is that doesn't love a wall...  Rbt. Frost)

So you leased your field

     Yep

To that goddamn corporate farm

     Yeah, I did.

Like selling your soul, Bill

      No, like putting it to use
     Did me no damn good sitting fallow

Could'a leased it to Roberts, he'd farm it.

     Only'd pay on percentage.

Well, look what the bastards did.
Bulldozed the damn hedgerow
Half way through.
What'd he gain, 2 acres on top of the 60?

     More'n that, Ed.

Not much. Well, you need to get it re-surveyed.

     What? Why?

'Cause the goddamn survey says
The line is the center of the hedgerow
Which it ain't anymore.

     Don't matter – we know where it is

What we know don't mean a goddamn thing
It only matters what's on the paper.
And another thing...

     Jesus Christ, calm down, Ed

They'll  deep plow it
It'll cut the goddamn tree roots
On my apple trees, my cherry trees
If they die I'm coming after you
For damages...

     Damages, my ass, those roots would be
         In my land, wouldn't they .  This is bullshit.
          Fuck you and your survey and your goddamn trees

Bill turned and walked away, angry as hell
But wishing, a bit, he had talked with Ed first
Ed watched after him, glaring
Not thinking of lawyers and lawsuits
Thinking hard about that rock there near his left foot


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by Magnetron07/09/14

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I myself felt like chucking a rock at his head.

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by todski2807/03/14

well done

Treading in similar territory to GM, which is a big compliment, the structure helps the content as I can Cleary distinguish who is talking without all the "he said" etc that prose uses,
The switch. Upmore...

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by Ashesh907/03/14

Thwarted desires lead to .......

Anger .........
& anger opens the Doors of ..........Hell ?!?
5-ed [ beautiful Conflict Poetry ]

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by tazz31707/02/14

THE NEW URBAN BLOCK BUSTERS

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I thought I'd

raise the empty issue of what qualifies as poetry, and while I'm at it raise the issue of
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What is of interest here (to me) is the critical use of what would be perceivedmore...

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