Everything is Nothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

i built a boat
from driftwood
and docked it at sea
it stood side by side
with the yachts and boats
of rich and wealthy

i built a hut
from stones and driftwood
at the sea-side
It stood side by side
with the villas
of rich and wealthy

and then came the storm
among the debris carried to sea
was my hut
was my boat
was the villas and boats
of rich and wealthy

i saw the debris carried to sea
and thought
in the end everything is nothing
rich or poor.

dh

Keep Walking The Walk

 

 

 

 

 

A yellowish

lump of bird dropping

landed softly on my head

up from a wild cherry tree

at Crocus Field this morning,

and as I looked up the tree, home

to Tits, Robins, Sparrows Magpies

and Blackbirds, all chirping away with

no care, it occurred to me that life drops

shit on your head sometimes, and I walked on.

Keep walking the walk no matter what is thrown

at you, my friends.

dh

I Will Not walk

 

 

 

 

I will not

walk

in anyone

else’s shoes

but mine.

However,

I will always

admire

the shoes

of those

whose walks

changed

the world a bit

for the better.

dh

Do Not Bring Me Flowers

 

 

 

Do Not Bring Me Flowers

She said

do not bring me flowers

on a cold and wet night

what good is there in a

wet and soggy bunch of roses

bring me instead a warm blanket

bring me instead a warm friendship

what good is there in a friendship

that is not warm and not likely to come true.

dh

So this Child was Born

 

 

 

 

Father, so this child was born.
The child was born in the darkness of war.
I hear he was born in the darkness of death.
Mother, so this child was born.
The child was born in the darkness of life.
I hear he is in the camp, may he find the meaning of life.
DH