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Looked All Over / Will Dockery (1983)
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W***@none.i2p
2019-09-14 20:53:31 UTC
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Here is the poem, the George Dance edit version:

https://pennyspoetry.fandom.com/wiki/Sandbox%3A_Act_of_Will_part_2

Looked All Over

Walked through the rain
to the telephone
it was cold outside
winter
you know
so I knew
it would be this way.

I was looking out
that busted up window
and knew
that the phone call
was needed
but it was cold outside
and raining.

Got blown
by that misty rain
driven off days
to find her
but she was
as missing as possible.

Tried every place
I could think of
which in hindsight
was not that many.
I forget sometimes
just how big a city can be.
She was missing
Possibly insane.

I even talked with her dad
who said nothing.
I looked all over
couldn't see
the forest for the trees.
I looked all over
a frozen wall of emotions
between then and me.
I looked all over
but it was actually over
before I even began.

Heated up a can of soup
in the apartment.
Stirred in some
bizarre leftovers.
There was
a knock on my door.
It was Berg
who was cackling and crazed
laughing about somebody
who had given him a ride.

I had to go to the telephone
into the rain
to try and find her.

I talked to the police
who could only speak of death.
I looked all over
looked up to the sky
as the rain came down.
I looked all over
watched the searchlights
at the used car lot.
I looked all over
would have been nice,
to know
what her family knew.

-Will Dockery


1983
Roger Delaney
2019-09-14 21:24:09 UTC
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Post by W***@none.i2p
https://pennyspoetry.fandom.com/wiki/Sandbox%3A_Act_of_Will_part_2
Looked All Over
Walked through the rain
to the telephone
it was cold outside
winter
you know
so I knew
it would be this way.
I was looking out
that busted up window
and knew
that the phone call
was needed
but it was cold outside
and raining.
Got blown
by that misty rain
driven off days
to find her
but she was
as missing as possible.
Tried every place
I could think of
which in hindsight
was not that many.
I forget sometimes
just how big a city can be.
She was missing
Possibly insane.
I even talked with her dad
who said nothing.
I looked all over
couldn't see
the forest for the trees.
I looked all over
a frozen wall of emotions
between then and me.
I looked all over
but it was actually over
before I even began.
Heated up a can of soup
in the apartment.
Stirred in some
bizarre leftovers.
There was
a knock on my door.
It was Berg
who was cackling and crazed
laughing about somebody
who had given him a ride.
I had to go to the telephone
into the rain
to try and find her.
I talked to the police
who could only speak of death.
I looked all over
looked up to the sky
as the rain came down.
I looked all over
watched the searchlights
at the used car lot.
I looked all over
would have been nice,
to know
what her family knew.
-Will Dockery
1983
Interestiing new site for poetry posting......
Vinyl Cat
2019-09-14 21:46:27 UTC
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Beautiful and sad. I totally see how we are friends.
Roger Delaney
2019-09-15 03:46:45 UTC
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Post by Vinyl Cat
Beautiful and sad. I totally see how we are friends.
Better than I remembered.....
High Number
2019-09-15 21:34:57 UTC
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Post by Vinyl Cat
Beautiful and sad. I totally see how we are friends.
It is real good read aloud.......

Last nite Doc read this aloud and your poem..........

Both outstanding......
Will Dockery
2019-09-16 11:48:34 UTC
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Post by Vinyl Cat
Beautiful and sad. I totally see how we are friends.
It is real good read aloud.......
Last nite Doc read this aloud and your poem..........
Both outstanding......
Thanks H.N.
High Number
2019-09-17 11:37:56 UTC
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Post by Vinyl Cat
Beautiful and sad. I totally see how we are friends.
It is real good read aloud.......
Last nite Doc read this aloud and your poem..........
Both outstanding......
Thanks H.N.
No problem Doc.....
G***@none.i2p
2019-09-17 23:48:53 UTC
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Groovy poem but dark..........
General Zod
2019-09-22 06:17:32 UTC
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Post by Vinyl Cat
Beautiful and sad. I totally see how we are friends.
It is real good read aloud.......

Last nite Doc read this aloud and your poem..........

Both outstanding....
Z***@none.i2p
2019-10-09 21:53:16 UTC
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Will-Dockery wrote on Sat, 14 September 2019 20:53
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https://pennyspoetry.fandom.com/wiki/Sandbox%3A_Act_of_Will_part_2
Looked All Over
Walked through the rain
to the telephone
it was cold outside
winter
you know
so I knew
it would be this way.
I was looking out
that busted up window
and knew
that the phone call
was needed
but it was cold outside
and raining.
Got blown
by that misty rain
driven off days
to find her
but she was
as missing as possible.
Tried every place
I could think of
which in hindsight
was not that many.
I forget sometimes
just how big a city can be.
She was missing
Possibly insane.
I even talked with her dad
who said nothing.
I looked all over
couldn't see
the forest for the trees.
I looked all over
a frozen wall of emotions
between then and me.
I looked all over
but it was actually over
before I even began.
Heated up a can of soup
in the apartment.
Stirred in some
bizarre leftovers.
There was
a knock on my door.
It was Berg
who was cackling and crazed
laughing about somebody
who had given him a ride.
I had to go to the telephone
into the rain
to try and find her.
I talked to the police
who could only speak of death.
I looked all over
looked up to the sky
as the rain came down.
I looked all over
watched the searchlights
at the used car lot.
I looked all over
would have been nice,
to know
what her family knew.
-Will Dockery
1983
Good one............

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