Saturday, 19 September 2015

Whispers in the Wind


History is a great teacher of love and peace; the pity is that humankind is (such) a slow learner…  

WHISPERS IN THE WIND

Whispers in the wind
like autumn leaves, ever drifting
time and space…

Love poems in the heart
like tears of a rose, harbinger
of autumn

Hymns to nature voicing
hunger for change and peace
of mind

Bogeyman at every corner
waiting to pounce, force-feed us
its prejudices

Drop-ins along every street,
ready to lend an ear, teach us
fight-back

People of all persuasions
asking no more of life than love
and peace

Grim Reaper harvesting
humankind’s failure to settle
its differences

Whispers in the wind
like deaf ears, perpetually drifting
time and space…


Copyright R. N. Taber 2015


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