Thursday, September 30, 2010

Soul Cravings

beat up and busted broke
alley sleeping, some nights
old time train jumpers
they got cravings

silk suits and sports car speeders
corner office sleeping, some nights
old time club thumpers
they got cravings

they have cravings
soul cravings
community, peace, love

this is our equality

26 comments:

  1. authentic and witty,
    lovely done!

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  2. Nice and attractive poem....
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    Best wishes.
    Hemant

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  3. "they got cravings" indeed. Cool perspective.

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  4. cravings....love your cravings...they are the best king....nice...bkm

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  5. I love the soul cravings and I only wish our society craved it~ Really great!

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  6. My dad jumped trains in the US looking for work even though he was from the Canadian prairies.

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  7. Soul cravings are the truest kind...wonderful poem Ollie! :-)

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  8. I always crave a Humbucker Poem. Nice work, Ollie. It's got the spirit of French and Fish all over it.

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  9. ...soul cravings
    community, peace, love

    this is our equality
    ...

    ...dig that for sure.

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  10. Brilliant writing, loved it Kx

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  11. Nice one Olie. Not alone in liking that piece. For real.

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  12. Hi double O, I agree that soul cravings are indeed the best kind to satisfy, take care.

    Bob aka Average Poet

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  13. This is such a soulful poem, Ollie. It sounds like a song sung low. A man got cravings. Cool.

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  14. Truly soulful words to capture the many facets of life.
    Liked the plea for community, peace and love.

    Best wishes,
    Eileen

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  15. I remember this one Ollie...still love it! :-)

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  16. I love it - this is the real equalizer, that we all have soul cravings

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  17. Damn, that's a blues song! Well written. I loved it. Thanks, Gay @beachanny

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  18. True it is! and cravings are often the root of decisions for better or worse.
    My One Stop Wed entry
    http://shawnbird.com/2010/11/24/trus/

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  19. This has a lovely vernacular rhythm

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  20. i am with beachanny on that...well written..enjoyed this and thanks for sharing with osw...pete

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  21. Nice tumble of words, images and ideas; like a good mulligan stew, it satisfies a craving itself.

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  22. They could trade places and not much would change. Nice finding the similarities amongst the differences. Dandy One Shot, Ollie!

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  23. wow, so well said - a simple last line to tie it all together. Enjoyed it very much!

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  24. The last two stanzas are stellar.

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  25. Cool cadence and rhythm to your lines. Makes me wonder how your poem would sound over music. Nice work!

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  26. Dear Ollie

    Yes, soul craves for peace and love.. alas! we end up giving it all up...
    Beautiful verse...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

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