Written for: Poetic Asides #341, Write a hiding poem – The poem could be about someone hiding or something hidden. Or the process of searching. And remember: There are physical things that can hide, but also thoughts, emotions, plans, and so much more.
Grumpy old man,
in torn, stained clothing.
Had he ever married, carried
a bride over the threshold
of this house?
Neighbors wondered. Children
steered clear of his house,
for he was known to pounce
on them with his cane. Never
saw family or friends visit,
and attempts to befriend
him were met with scowls. They
all thought him a poverty-
stricken man, too proud to accept
help. For several days, newspapers
piled up at his door, prompting
neighbors to call the police
who discovered him dead on a worn out bed.
When they removed him, the mattress tore.
Stuffed inside were piles of money. Funny old man.