At the Philly Flower show-part 1 Poems 1 to 4

Note;  We received free tickets from New York Press.

Most of these Poems were unchanged after review.


At the Philly Flower Show 3-11-11  #1


Could I have that same courage
the wheelchaired man
sailing along without legs

Could I dare to be out in the world
still want to be part of it
with parts missing

Could I still own my dreams
knowing some were irreplaceable
but some still lived


I hope I can
when night comes to me
as to all it must

I hope to know
what is irreplaceable
and what is merely knowledge newly gained

Bob Small


At the Philly Flower Show 3-11-11  #2


It seemed like
the man pushing an empty wheelchair
knew it would remain empty
and that was how his world was now

It was only a moment in glimpse
only a brief past sound
only a time on a street
in Kensington one time


I saw him once before
no longer pushing his wife
just the chair
that was her last living memory

He rolled it then
to a table
which he helped her leave
gently, from habit and hope
from habit and hope


Bob Small




At The Philly Flower Show 3-11-11    #3


American Floral Design


The first scene seen was also the last
floral and sculpture met
reminded me of free artists in
Copenhagen and Meridian
in West Philly and lonely Galleries

Dreams of skulls and flowers
ghosts and poems
photos were untaken
because the images remain
                the images remain


Bob Small 3-11-11


At the Philly Flower Show 3-11-11 #4


We were there
due to tickets free received
were we doing something middle class then
unimportant unradical nonrevolutionary

Yes and there are times to be and do
when one is neither creating or
there are times

there are times
to have days to hold on to
as insurance
for times without trees


Bob Small 3-11-11




About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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