29 Questions – 29-04-2013 by Graeme sandford

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“A Beautiful Desert Oasis”

 

 

Climbing up on Donnell Hill

 

‘I can see the city lights’

 

In San Bernardino.

 

 

‘A fool in love –

 

A crazy situation’

 

In loco parentis – apropos of something…

 

Or nothing.

 

 

‘And if you want…’

 

To be dreaming of a certain place

 

‘It’s Californication!’

 

 

Why, on day twenty-nine of @NaPoWriMe

Do I sit here considering the relative merits

Of my poetry; how it’s written, and where it’s…

Going? I, have no way of knowing!

Are my poems just a strange way of telling and showing?

Would a psychiatrist, having looked me up,

Then looked me up and down, lock me up,

Or run me out of town?

 

Are all the leaves brown?

 

Questions; I have many.

Answers; few and varied,

Do the truths lay (or lie) buried?

Who is to say?

And who is to listen?

Is it true that all that is gold does not glisten?

I have soaked up words from far and wide

I store them in an untidy vault somewhere well deep inside,

But, even so, they are readily available for use and, lo,

I spiel them off for you to hear and know

That I am so full of titter and tat, that

I spout forth with lyrics and verse,

That are randomly chosen, no chance to rehearse,

And they fall: splat. Splat! Splat!! Upon the page,

Ad hoc, al fresco, whatever is a la mode, a la rage.

 

Which leads me on to the point of this treatise in print:

Is there a soupcon of worthiness in’t?

Or am I just a WikiGoogleMan with a plan

Or a faulty auto-correctional facility,

Or is trying to make head or tail of all this leading to an institutional futility?

You tell me. Please! I wish for my non-understanding to seize –

And that should have been ‘cease’ but I was not, with that rhyme, pleased!

 

And so it goes…

 

Where…?

 

Nobody knows.

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2 responses to “29 Questions – 29-04-2013 by Graeme sandford

  1. Upon reflection!… I love the feel of this one a lot… like the telling and showing idea. MPc

  2. Reblogged this on hangerfarmpoets and commented:

    Because. G:)

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