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An Irony
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By Quentin Clingerman
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An Irony

New location on an old site
Wholly different usage
Looking much better but not for spite

At one time a junkyard
Buried, all kinds of this and that
In some long or not so long ago discard

Planting trees and shrubs I uncover trash
Discarded junk of other folk
Plastic, metal, pottery, glass, wire; a junkyard hash

Digging it up to take it to bulk waste
Loading it in the trunk
Wishing to get rid of it in haste

Someone else in some future place
Will have a new location on an old site
Twice discarded junk will be in someone else's face!

Is that what is meant; "Do onto others... ."?
I think it is just called progress!



An Irony (c)2005 Quentin Clingerman

NOTE: The place here in SC that I am fixing up to live in part of the year was indeed an old junkyard (which I didn't know when I bought it but soon found out!) Much of this area has had fill dirt to get it out of the flood plane.


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Submitted: Monday, February 21, 2005

Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2005

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.


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