Deep In Thought

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United – Weekly Scribblings #18  (posted by Magaly)
Write poetry or prose inspired by Pandemic Street Art from around the world.

Deep thoughts

At the corner of 9th Ave, outside the restaurant Tao  –  Photo by Gordon A. Gilbert, Jr.

In contemplation.
Two figures take
different stances.
Buddha prays to rise
above all material
things. Construction
worker bends his head
at empty construction
site. Might he be
praying, or trying
to figure out which
items are necessities
for himself and family.
Will he be joining
lines of the unemployed,
and/or seeking out food banks?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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11 Responses to Deep In Thought

  1. Helen says:

    I really like the structure of your poem! And the contrast between the two figures. Very nice …..

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  2. Such a wonderfully complete world view expressed through a snippet, of the stories, of just two people. Like a Binary Star System syzygy of contrast orbiting wth one another in a single scene coupled with a Both/And rather than either/or (caps and lower case intentional based on value).

    As Helen expressed above, “I really like the structure of your poem!” I do as well. I do as well. Full-on… RESONANT is an apt word here. Thank you. This is just beyond… And, they pray together, in the same world, at the same time, in the same place.


  3. Poems like this make the world a better place.


  4. gillena cox says:

    Profound approach to spiritual and tangible issues in covid days



  5. A fascinating juxtaposition, indeed! And well interpreted.


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