Friday, 1 July 2011

When a man’s on a train track,

no way can he expect

to go direct

but still he kind of does

look for lazy short-cuts,

buggered up by fear

in a staggering career

it’s hard to see,


One day, like old Walt Whitman,

without a plot or plan

he starts to make a start

in opening his heart

and sees the sunshine, hears,

a time to stand – and feel.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Andrew's courage

Standing, smiling free

at a joint of past and present – he

knows we want to take him

on a trip – and won’t forsake him

- in a place - he’s never been,

will we?

And he answers very gravely

when we ask him if he’s brave, he

doesn’t try to please us

but states intensely ‘No, oh no, because’

stronger than Samson

wiser than Solomon

‘I tell you – what - I am – real man –

but – courage? - I’m not Jesus!’

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Oscar Wilde

He can’t tell (but pretty sure) he’s not a twit

- self image or destiny suggest - a wit;

writing, rhyming, plotting – talking on and on – a hit

but, when all is said and finally done,

there’ll be a prison, fickle moon and, ah, the sun.