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Human Power

January 6, 2013
By GraphicWriter DIAMOND, Yuba City, California
GraphicWriter DIAMOND, Yuba City, California
63 articles 10 photos 89 comments

Where the singer sits
And the women sew
With needles that pierce
Through wood not skin
The pump of feet.

Human power

To make cloth and cover
Not pricking your skin
But polished wood
The string comes up
But must come down
The pedal turns the wheel
Which in turns takes the thread
To needle
Up and down
Creating pattern with time
Like air and flame
The mind spins
Like the wheel

Human power

Like push and pull
Breathe in
Breathe out
Take a step forwards
Bring your foot back
The pattern continues
The needle and thread pull
The hands push fabric through
And in the end
The pins still hold
A product not finished
A story not yet told.

The author's comments:
I started writing this by staring at a Singer Sewing Machine table, it happens to be in my living room across from the couch where I was sitting. Then I started comparing the work of life to the women and the needle and thread of the machine... You tell me what it is, I don't know.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Jul. 20 2013 at 2:33 pm
GraphicWriter DIAMOND, Yuba City, California
63 articles 10 photos 89 comments
I've realized since I posted this, that not all poetry is meant to make sense to say something, but thank you for reading it(:

on Jul. 17 2013 at 6:34 pm
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
59 articles 0 photos 229 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

I don't know what it is either :)