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Snow Fence

snow fence with mountains in background

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Fence

Along the endless roadways, like many in the west,
you would see them stretched for miles, doing their wintry best
to keep the blowing snow off main highways and road –
a hundred feet back and four-foot high, in red, they were the code.

You’d see them before the snows came, snaking, winding, low or high
not thinking much about them, as the grasses tried to hide
them, growing up high between their slats, blocking the reddened dye
as you whizzed by on the highway; taking them in stride.

You came to expect their presence, as many were up year round
and stretched for endless miles nearly going from town to town.
for they also stopped the tumbleweed from flying across the road
and changing the course of a speeding car; making sure it slowed.

But the wintry winds are fast to come that bring the heaps of snow
and like a bird on silent wing, they can surprise you unaware.
But the picket fence, standing tall, waves defiance at its foe
as it performs its sentinel duty, always standing; always there.

copyright © 2012 T.J. Gargano

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No Man Knows

Some days I cannot escape the headlines – I can’t ignore them and I can’t block them out, as images of the unthinkable imprint my mind.

It would be the greatest ‘injustice’ if the world was compromised by someone whose imagination  ‘melted to its core’ on a belief conjectured;

Now you know why I like writing about fairies and rivers and highways and trees and………life.  There is love and there is hate and they are both complex….I choose love.   There is dark and there is light and they are both complex……I choose light.

We are all different and “ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on.” ( an expression used by Nigerian conga player Jimmy Scott-Emuakpor).

No Man Knows

Though I’m not, by nature, a belligerent man
the time has come to stop, who are
terrorizing people in every land,
though I’m not, by nature, a belligerent man.
The quality of life must be allowed to span
to every heart,  both near and far.
Though I’m not, by nature, a belligerent man
the time has come to stop, who are.

For, what man knows God more than the next
to judge a man and send him ‘death?’
To stalk him and tease and hunt and vex…
for what man knows God more than the next?
To kill in God’s name, is a mind that’s hexed
and a revelation that must be known by every breath.
For, what man knows God more than the next
to judge a man and send him ‘death?’

No man knows God more than the next.
But if there be one, make him be known
and show some proof of his mind, complex
No man knows God more than the next…..
who can help mankind to know and reflect
and escape from his sins…and atone.
No man knows God more than the next.
But if there be one, make him be known.

copyright © 2012 T.J. Gargano

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