Saturday, January 26, 2008

Unlikely Cast

For to be a Farmer by W. Homer

A jeweled carriage arrives at last;
a customary deal ensues.
Two actors compose this unlikely cast,
come forth with pointed views.

“Grubby nails and soiled clothes
plague those who toil by hand.
Thank God I’m not one of those
who inconceivably chose
to work this filthy, vile land.”

“These tired, muddy boots
shall never grace her marble floor.
For a plant with shallow roots
is content producing rotten fruits
and likely nothing more.”


Bubba said...

Oh, this begs for more... nicely scripted, originally written, as unlikeable as the characters sound, I'd like to hear some more.

Jo Janoski said...

Me, too! Maybe use the poem as a prelude with the story to follow.

Shirley said...

Me three! This is great!

Anonymous said...

A great story and I enjoy filling in the blanks with my own creativity.

Dan said...

Thanks for all your comments. Pehaps the characters are due an elaboration. I'll see what I can do.

ekhosama said...

I agree, good poem. I almost thought you got it off of a classic poem.