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Not Your World

You say
‘I admire you for coping so well’
I say
Do you get admiration for living your life?

 

You tell me
‘It can’t be that difficult, surely?’
I say
Have you never been prevented by others from doing anything?

 

You ask
‘How on earth can you do that independently?’
I say
Like you, maybe in a slightly different way

 

You say
‘If I were in your shoes, I’d just give up’
I say
Do you really give up at every little obstacle?

 

Stop assuming you know about me
My world is not your world

 

 

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Posted by on Sunday 7 June 2015 in General, Poems

 

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Mother Earth

Look around you, what do you see?
The sky, the clouds, the ground
Houses, streets, offices and shops
A car horn sounds, a lorry stops
But is that all there is to be found?

 

We may have fine cities, money and good food
But what did Mother Earth pay?
We did not heed nature, though she pleaded and cried
Now the birds have flown, the plants have died
And left only a dull stony grey

 

From the first day on earth man wanted to rule
To make Mother Earth his slave
She watched as bombs exploded and oil was spilled
We polluted, destroyed, burnt and killed,
Everything she ever gave

 

But now at last her patience is gone
And she is starting to strike back
First walls of water she sent crashing onto land
Later winds that no man-made construction could withstand
Such was the wroth of her attack

 

Oh, we listened then, were awed by her power
Realised that we could fall
But as soon as the dead were buried and gone
And the cities rebuilt, we carried on
Heedless to Mother Earth’s call

 

So what will nature’s next warning be?
Volcano, earthquake or flood?
Who is to say, only Mother Earth knows
The way the tide of fortune flows
Be it towards golden sands or blood

 

 

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Posted by on Friday 5 June 2015 in General, Poems

 

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Blind Pleasure

A sheep bleats
Birdsong in the trees
A light breeze
Whispers through my hair
The shadow
Of a tree
Gives coolness
The smell of lavender
Hangs in the warm air
The ears, the skin and the nose
Tell the blind enough

 

 

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Posted by on Sunday 31 May 2015 in General, Poems

 

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