The Man In The Bowler Hat

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    The Man In The Bowler Hat
    by A.S.J. Tessimond

    I am the unnoticed, the unnoticable man:
    The man who sat on your right in the morning train:
    The man who looked through like a windowpane:
    The man who was the colour of the carriage, the colour of the mounting
    Morning pipe smoke.
    I am the man too busy with a living to live,
    Too hurried and worried to see and smell and touch:
    The man who is patient too long and obeys too much
    And wishes too softly and seldom.

    I am the man they call the nation's backbone,
    Who am boneless - playable castgut, pliable clay:
    The Man they label Little lest one day
    I dare to grow.

    I am the rails on which the moment passes,
    The megaphone for many words and voices:
    I am the graph diagram,
    Composite face.

    I am the led, the easily-fed,
    The tool, the not-quite-fool,
    The would-be-safe-and-sound,
    The uncomplaining, bound,
    The dust fine-ground,
    Stone-for-a-statue waveworn pebble-round

    josche, Eternal Jera, and 0zzie added this photo to their favorites.

    1. josche 118 months ago | reply


    2. John D F 118 months ago | reply

      Genius pic. REal art.

    3. Erinbrennel [deleted] 118 months ago | reply

      Ranked second place! in the

      Would be first if the bowler hat was in focus

    4. India.Stretched 118 months ago | reply

      Ranked 4th place! in the

    5. rbglasson 118 months ago | reply

      Ranked 5th place! in the

    6. [ x ] 118 months ago | reply

      Ranked 5 place! in the

    7. andy carson 118 months ago | reply

      are you not joining in the ranking ?

    8. johnnywiggla 118 months ago | reply

      Ranked 2nd place! in the

    9. anayansiz 47 months ago | reply

      Beautiful picture!

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