Friday, 25 September 2009

What's left?

Andrew defies

any teacher, family, friend, professor

who tries to teach him left and right.

You see he knows that when we point out to his left,

it’s to his right – he’s certain, sure, - no use

to fight belief because we all become confused

and so we start to side with him, agree,

deranged, that left is right and right is left.

But if left were right, what would be left,

would blue be red and grey be white

and up be down if left were right?

Hokey Cokey, left arm in. All right?


  1. hello, john

    greetings from oregon.
    cool words.

  2. Glad you liked it - hard to write without being too silly - because it's true!!

  3. Substitute the name 'Daniel' in the first line and you have my child. Oy.

    But what a wonderful adult he will be!

  4. I could be here all day saying I like this, I like that, and that one, and that one, but I really like this one... because I cannot tell left from right either.

  5. Love the simplicity and honesty of this!

  6. Makes perfect sense to us dyspraxics!

  7. Very good, especially like "side with him".

  8. Simple yet profound. Wealth of meaning. Awesome.