Poetry 101 Rehab: Talk

Talk not

Your neighbour could be

Secret Police

Drug Dealer

Child Trafficker

Trust none


In response to Andy Townend’s Poetry 101 Rehab.

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Author: Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

8 thoughts

  1. Somehow it’s sad. But in another way it’s yet provocatice and warning.
    It’s just not fair that this is actually true in some cases and therefore makes it so much more difficult to always leave the door open for new people.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! Your mention of walls having ears reminds me of Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall”, where “good walls make good neighbours”…

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    1. Trust is tricky, especially with relatives and neighbours, I think… It’s more so in states like mine, which is a former Eastern Bloc, hence secret police used to be commonplace and people had to be on the guard with everyone.

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