Edge Of The World

This washing machine came here from Brooklyn.
Your shoes were made in Hong Kong
Shampoo may be bottled in Port Melbourne
and manufactured in Birmingham.
Some of the movies I see
they shot in Hollywood.
I dance to an African beat.
I like to sip on tequila, every now and then,
and I eat my share of Lebanese.

It's a whirl. It's a whirl.
Out here in the desert
on the edge of the world.

Hum a Samba, as I tune a string
on my old Japanese guitar.
Drink with Italians in the evening.
Dove va qu' esta strada?
This pen I use, made by a Paris man.
Do they get enough pay?
I could sponsor somebody in Somalia,
cause we can do that today.

It's a sandy whirl.
It's a windy whirl.
But we stay here in the desert
on the edge of the world.




Poetry by nice curtains
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Written on 2009-06-19 at 17:24

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NicholasG
This is a good take on the global village.
Thanks, Nick
2009-07-05


Kathy Lockhart
I am loving your poetry only after reading 2 of them. I love your poignant and profound messages and how you relate them through poetic expression. bookmarked. Kathy
2009-06-19