DON’T FEED THE PIGEONS!

 

I wrote a couple of poems before I wrote this but lost them.
This is my third poem. I wrote it in the Summer of 1996
after going AWOL from the U.S. Navy. At the time, I was unmedicated
and living on the streets of Seattle, Washington. Enjoy! :-)


DON'T FEED THE PIGEONS!
My Big Brother said
They're dirty and nasty
And spread germs to your head

They all carry bugs
On the tips of their feathers
And pass them along
In all kinds of weather

DON'T FEED THE PIGEONS!
There's a sign in the park
The police will come get you
Even after it's dark

DON'T FEED THE PIGEONS!
He said with a squeal
They reproduce quickly
With every damn meal

And what about me
In my tatterclad form?
Am I dirty and nasty
And out of the norm?

Do I carry bugs
On the scales of my skin
And lend them to neighbors
Again and again?

He paused for a moment
Without even an utter
Then he began
In a crescendoing mutter

This is absurd!
My Gawd deemed it right!
Here is your sandwich!
Now get out of my sight!!

So I sat and I ate
And I searched for the gist
Of the paradoxical pigeons
And this logical twist

August 08, 1996

 

3 thoughts on “DON’T FEED THE PIGEONS!

  1. lisri August 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm Reply

    Hi, Ed, I’m happy you are back online! Fondly, Lisa

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Edwin August 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm Reply

      Hi, Lisa!

      Thanks for your message. I’ve been going back over old posts and have run across quite a few of your comments. Was wondering how are things going with you and your son?

      Hope you are well or moving in that direction.

      Take care and let me know how you are doing…

      Ed

  2. Michael's Wingman August 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on Michael's Wingman.

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