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An Unfinished Poem

I began this poem a few years back and recently discovered it stuck in an old school notebook. I am wary to finish it as at the time I was quite into the story I had imagined……it is tempting to leave it as is and let the reader’s own whimsies carry them away with what they think might come to pass and how the child’s story ends.

 

Smoke swelled from the stacks.

Motors ran quite loud.

The hands of the workers,

Deft and quick,

Separated fibres that were apt to stick.

Colours flew by in a whirl.

Greys, browns, and blacks;

First going forward, then retracing their tracks.

After ( note to self: look up how many minutes),

Released from their ties,

The finished product was ready to buy.

 

The shelf was decked for Christmas cheer

With little children gazing near.

One boy in particular longingly stared

At the mannequin head prepared with care.

To him the cap looked cozy and warm

And he fingered the place where his pocket was torn.

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