#tagthis mystic

Graffiti Creator

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#tag this

#tag that

before the # tag

a tag your sign

on the wall.

Here, in paint.

before the paint

was locked up

under key

and the words

on the walls

were urban

poetry.

Overpasses

crossing road

and rail line

echo sentiments

specific

andvague.

Train car

sroll on by,

I squint

to read their

message

in paint

and think

of the

tagger

and where

their empty

paint

cans

fell.

 

With dVerse poets tonight…won’t you join us?

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23 Comments

  1. brian miller said,

    February 21, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    ha….where did those cans fall…we have lots of trains here in th area and they def carry some crazy artwork…smiles…the words on the wall urban poetry…isnt that true…before the paint was locked up struck me as well…wonder if not a reference to the loss of the freedom of speech…

    • shanyns said,

      February 22, 2013 at 4:34 am

      Ah Brian there are some wildly creative train artists out there. And yes it is both the free speech, urban poetry and the actual you can’t buy spray paint unless they unlock it in many cities…glad you liked the poem. So great to see you here.

  2. Grace said,

    February 21, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Have seen them along trail tracks too ~ Nice question at the end ~

  3. ManicDdaily said,

    February 22, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Tagging so crazy–great train rhythms in this–the short lines work so well and great questions. K.

    • shanyns said,

      February 22, 2013 at 4:35 am

      Thanks 😉 It felt like watching trains or city walls going by so fast, trying to capture it and knowing it is only seen once and then never again.

  4. February 22, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Trains are a great place to see urban art and the natural art that occurs from rust has been the subject of many photographer’s work. I agree with Karin, the rhythm works well. Thanks so much for joining in.

    • shanyns said,

      February 22, 2013 at 4:36 am

      I love trains. Any train, and those who have been painted by time and paint stained hands are even more intriguing.

  5. Renee Espriu said,

    February 22, 2013 at 1:50 am

    Your pic is quite good as is your post. I think I need graffiti lessons. 🙂

    • shanyns said,

      February 22, 2013 at 4:36 am

      🙂 The power of google gives you access to things like that! Thanks for coming by and I”m glad you enjoyed it.

  6. kkkkaty1 said,

    February 22, 2013 at 2:06 am

    nice flow to this…yes, we wonder who the artists are and where they are…

    • shanyns said,

      February 22, 2013 at 4:37 am

      So true. I wonder, sometimes, if we put it all together what it would say and how grand a poem it would be.

  7. Laurie Kolp said,

    February 22, 2013 at 2:55 am

    …where their empty paint cans fell… that’s great

    • shanyns said,

      February 22, 2013 at 4:37 am

      Thanks Laurie! 🙂 Even when I was young I wondered about the empty cans.

  8. lucychilil said,

    February 22, 2013 at 4:34 am

    trains are like an analog internet for painted text message =)

    • shanyns said,

      February 22, 2013 at 4:39 am

      They very much are! That is such a cool idea. Thanks for coming by.

  9. February 22, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Oh, this is great–so full of life and rebellion. I have rarely thought of the risk the artists take to do what they do, and I should.

  10. claudia said,

    February 22, 2013 at 5:20 am

    love that question at the end…sometimes me thinks they risk their lives to spray paint those messages… urban poetry for sure..

  11. February 22, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Yes, where did those cans fall? It is amazing the places will climb to paint graffiti….

  12. February 22, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Graffiti is amazing when you consider the effort and danger sometimes involved in leaving your mark, your statement to the world.

    Railway tracks and subways have their own little art galleries and seemingly inaccessible sites on buildings…but I wonder where did the cans fall?

    Anna :o]

  13. February 22, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    The cans and tags now on twitter. 🙂 at least I interpreted it SI 😉

  14. Tony said,

    February 23, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Locking the cans away – a powerful symbol of the privileged making freedom of expression harder to come by for the rest. Love the flow of this – and yes, where did the cans fall?

  15. February 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I think of the tagger and where their empty paint cans fell… A line with much power as it made me consider the empty/full hearts, homes, lives of those who sprayed the paint.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/02/22/it-is-written-vehicles-of-the-word/


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