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Crop of Moles

By George W. Clever-----1 March 2017

Scratch my skin

Underneath you will find a farmer

Still growing crops in my 80th year

 

What kind of crops you ask?

I’m growing moles

No, not the kind of critters burrowing in the ground

These are bumps on skin turned black red or brown

To my surprise moles appear in different sizes 

 

A new one seems to show up each day

Went to a doctor to learn the cause

Just excess pigment I was told

Had’em since you were young

Showing up now you are old

 

Doc checked my face back and thighs

Look for cancerous ones he did advise

They can be removed I was informed

Harvest my crop

I’ll see if they can be sold

 

My grandfather’s face was covered with moles

Goodbye kisses were a challenge

Found his clear face place as a kid

Guess he passed moles on to me

Will give them all to my children’s grandchildren for free 

 

Bright Colored Beads

 

Trade for pumpkin corn or beans?

You want Boroughs of Bronx and Queens

No trade for plain white beads

 

Need a place for your woven chairs?

Trade fur from deer fox and bears?

No trade for plain white beads

 

Took seats apart made a loop from chairs

Men in iron hats say all land theirs

No trade for plain white beads

 

We cannot trade what is not ours

Not land nor sky nor stars

No trade for plain white beads

 

What shines and sparkles in your chest

Power cloth beads of red we guessed

Yes! trade for isle of Mahattes now best

Was it a trade to own or lease to use?  NAs check the fine print. 

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Rosie | Reply 24.04.2017 08.54

I agree with Jennifer about the "Moles" poem: I love the last line. And, although both are poems, I truly feel like I am reading a story.

Jennifer Clever | Reply 01.03.2017 15.52

This made me smile especially the "Will give them all to my children's grandchildren for free" you see it with some and soon with their children.

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11.11 | 12:35

The pictures of the chest really do not do the colors and painting justice. Another beautiful piece of artwork by my favorite painter.

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30.10 | 13:14

George: Thanks for sharing this story from your past. I loved it.

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01.08 | 07:42

George: This is excellent. I never heard about your father being killed in a car crash. So sorry to hear that. Your history is amazing. Than You for sharing.

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31.07 | 17:04

I nice things here

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