The Big Blue Bugs

January 30, 2009
By Love.muffin GOLD, Melbourne, VIC, Other
Love.muffin GOLD, Melbourne, VIC, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost

Did you see,
The big blue bugs,
Batons borne;

Did you see,
Them 'gress those
Bats so big and blue.

Did you see,
The Cowering crowds
Did you see them cede?

Yet on they went, the big blue bugs,
Bash bop belt and box,
With no espy:

'Pon the hoary;
The long of tooth,
To the wee wee bairnes
Just come to see.

Now do you see the bugs,
Still big but lacking blue?

'Pon them now,
Be-speckled blobs,
Boundlessly blotched,
Blackened, blood.

The author's comments:
The meaning of this poem may be a little hard to grasp. I was inspired to write it after reading a book on the violence in Northern Ireland.

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