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Question: Will you take a look at this poem and tell me what you think!?

Why does the world
shake so much!?
Is it itching!?

Do the strands
bend the same way
because there is only one wind!?

Why are there places
in the world
where I can’t go!?
…down there,
on the narrow end,
where the whip is,
…up there,
on the busy end,
where ivory and glass wait,
…under there,
on the soft place,
where claws can reach!?

Why won’t the world stay between
the insulation and the sheetrock,
…in the crack
where the world chewed
a whole in the vinyl siding
and made a rat’s nest!?

How much can a flea understand!?


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that's beautiful TD!. Now if you would only give the courtesy of a reply to your emails, you'd be an all-around poet!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

This is what happens when the poet compares himelf to a flea--or to a hinking reed!. The poetic world is small, with few brilliant minds and at Midnight or 2 AM when the rest of the world is asleep, some poets want to go where no poet has gone before!. The unanwerable questions pile up, but there is no safety in poetry!.The world of brilliant poetry contains the whip and the claws and the rat's nest,exposing the poet to its dangers!. But comparison is useless and hurtful, though it makes for good poetry!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Come on over!. I have a big dog for you to meet!. She won`t hurt you!.
{fingers crossed behind my back} She will love you and kiss you!. You can even take a bath with her!.{a flea Bath, said under my breath}!.
And those drops that I put on her neck every month!.That would be your own private swimming pool!. Well, The invite stands!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

The world is indeed a busy place fraught with hazards,and your poem works it really well!. I think it makes for a wonderful poem for children,who are a very picky audience!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I have 11 of the cutest puppies!.
They are free, I know your address little flea,
If I send you this bundle of energy you will have the freedom to hop about nilly willy!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I think it is wonderful!. Great thoughts, great write!. Earthquakes and fleas who don't understand, huh!? Your write is right, some fleas don't understand!. Www@QuestionHome@Com

Loved it - a flea's eye view of the "world"!. What a great viewpoint!. I've been feeling - more like a flea - as the problems progress - for our economy!. It is a very sick dog - and its making it tough for me ?Www@QuestionHome@Com

I detest whiners !.

Luckily these cannibals have smaller cannibals which on them prey
- and so ad infinitum!.

I trust it's 2% in glass!. Most worlds are lactose intolerant!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

World Poem:
Our world is round
it keeps spinning!.
The world may shake
because either nerves
or earthquakes!.

P!.S!. In the whole world
there are holes!.

I am back to savour the delights of intellect!.!.!.wonderful piece TD!.!.!.!.great music of thoughts and words!.!.!.arranged in a very interesting proportion!. I love this!!!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Nicely written but the last line overshadows the restWww@QuestionHome@Com

This "flea" has some wonderfully lofty thoughts and quandaries about life!.!.!.many of which I share!. This flea will find its answers no sooner than will we!.


the world always intrudes, just when you think you're settled in, I think it's a natural law!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

It's all relative isn't it!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

very interesting!.!.!.!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

We are bigger than the world!.


Very thought provoking!.!.!.!.
It IS time for a change!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

honestly, i didnt like it!. i dont like it when a poem doesnt rhyme and it didnt really make sense to me at times!. just being honest :)Www@QuestionHome@Com

I like it!. It's much better than most of the poems I read on here:) Www@QuestionHome@Com

I think its really nice !!! good job!!! two thumbs upWww@QuestionHome@Com