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Barbarians At The Gate

A poem

By Tony GalbierPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Barbarians At The Gate
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I sit on my throne

a kingdom of porcelain.

Alone with the hum

hands under chin

elbows on knees.

Always I fight 

in here alone

where the voices are quiet

away from the world.


save for a drip

and a plop

peaceful quiet alone.

Birds chirp

through the mesh veil

breeze and sunshine

the only refresher.

Seconds slip on

minutes tick.

My legs become shadow

static and pinpricks.

Effervescents within.

Effervescents without.

My heart is a percolator

I sit and I brew

until my alone time


Shouting and slamming

"Hurry the hell up"

"Did you fall asleep in there?"

Oh but I could have

in this place of peace.

I'll pinch it short

save my game.

Take a breath

but not too deep.

I'll be back tomorrow

or maybe the day after.

I wait upon thee.

Until then

my Quiet Alone


-A Poem About Takin' A Shit-

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About the Creator

Tony Galbier

Spellbound, can't move, be back in a few.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a year ago

    LOL! I did not see that coming! But this was an amazing poem. I loved it!

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a year ago

    wow...that just seemed too hard, lol

  • Ruza Aldin2 years ago

    Careful, if you do that too often you can encourage infections and a loss of bladder control. Speaking from personal experience.

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