Friday, 18 September 2009

It's All About Taking Control

Sometimes well-meaning (and less well-meaning) people try to tell us how to live our lives. By all means, we should listen. But is our life, not theirs.

We should not let other people take over, but take control of our own lives…and the responsibility that comes with it.


Walking hand in hand
towards the edge of a day
that’s closing down,
monitor going to sleep
but not quite yet

Time to savour the fruits
of far kinder words selected
from friendly clouds
than spiteful mouth electing
to cause us hurt

Pink leaves above us
singing songs, balm to sores
of broken promises,
resurrecting hopes meant
save us

Pink hues scattering
like ripples on a pond once
a stone flung
to smash the circles,
kill the magic

Walking hand in hand
far beyond the edge of day
that’s closed down,
monitor gone to sleep
but for Re-start

Blackened leaves, weeping stars,
pink fingers tapping in to Venus

Copyright R. N. Taber 2009