Ominous Offenders

Yesterday,
the wind here was like the ocean –
bullying gusts rolled into tormenting waves
The confused sky was yellow-grey
It might have been monsoon midnight over the skeleton coast
Animated by the electrified air,
stoic garbage cans turned into ominous offenders –
their tight-lipped mouths pried open
by Mother Nature’s fists
Twisted secrets and crushed dreams spilled out
Concealed leftovers laid bare for all to see
Efforts were made
to reclaim the whispers – hide the evidence
restore the perfect order
On a calmer day,
those locked mouths should remain shut

ominous offender

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10 thoughts on “Ominous Offenders

  1. LOVE this! We are in the midst of a very windy and rainy day…..couldn’t be more appropriate. Stoic garbage lids — love that description! And the more I look at the drawing, the more interesting it becomes…the eyebrows especially!

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  2. “Stoic garbage cans turned into ominous offenders…their tight lipped mouths pried open”…how do you do it? I stand amazed at the sources of your inspiration, just awesome and wonderful. I did so love this one,…concealed leftovers laid bare for all to see! How many times has the wind blown open our garbage and we have run down the street trying to gather it up…so true, and don’t let the neighbours see what you had for dinner ha ha! Brilliant, clever, witty and I love the grim looking fellow…very judgmental. Perfect! He looks Mandarin…? Another great post a m. 😊

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  3. Lol…posted a comment here from my mobile yesterday, checking today and not here…I seem to be having technical problems! I will try and duplicate…I am amazed at the wonderful and wondrous sources from where you draw your inspiration. Just amazing. Stoic garbage cans turned into ominous offenders ha ha…I loved this and tight lipped mouths pried open. Efforts were made to reclaim the whispers, how many times has the wind blown away our rubbish only to have us running down the street to pick it up…and hide the evidence, we don’t want the neighbours knowing the contents of our lives. This is so quirkily to the point…I just love it and the drawing…he looks like a most judgmental mandarin? Another brilliant poem drawing on everyday….garbage!!! 😊

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