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Month: May 2020

GALE

The wind roars,
rattles the iron
on the old roof;
the nails strain
to hold the tin down
while the wooden gate
bangs back and forth
against the post,
sounds a warning
it is about to be
parted from its
rusted hinges.

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JUST A MOMENT

What is this one moment
that speaks among a myriad
of moments?
What is this one moment
That stands apart from the jostle
of the crowd?
One moment captures an eternity;
one moment turns a rusted, iron key.

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REVOLUTION

He walks neither on the left
nor on the right,
for each one lacks
what the other one has;
he travels true
the middle ground,
he holds his eye on high.

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FREEDOM

Lost in the short view,
he sees no principle
worth standing for
in the long view;
his birthright
worthless,
trampled beneath
the blood that secured it.

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CALL

I am locked in here
beside the fire
within the warmth
of the flame
and in that murmur
I think I hear
it whispering
the sound of my
own name

Should I rouse
myself from the
comfort of my
secluded nook
and ask who calls
my name who disturbs
my sweet dream
who moves my rook

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MOULDED

Melody, riff and harmony,
give me the song to sing
and I will sing along;
this is the soundtrack of the times
that shape and bend me
until I fit and belong.

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STILL TRAVELLING


these wheels keep on rollin’
across bitumen and stone
nothing here can be stolen
nothing that we own

going up country
been there once before
hope to stay just a while
watch stars come ashore

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