Voices Off

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Voices Off

Dry today and a powder blue sky

Liquid rays paint rubber plant shadows on the back wall

I ignore the “to do” list and read to John Coltrane

“You should be outside on day like this” voices my mother

“Got his nose stuck in a book again” mutters my father.

I could be sweeping up fallen leaves

Brushing the muddy path

Raking the moss

A fire perhaps to glorify a windless winter day

But no, I stick with my book

The “to do” list hovering on my shoulder

There are times here when even the sun can try to make you feel guilty.

 

30 December 2013

◄ Go Jack Go!

Winebar in Worktown ►

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Rose Casserley

Sun 8th Jun 2014 15:41

beyond brilliance!x

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Ged the Poet

Sun 8th Jun 2014 12:25

It works in the summer as well Dave. Certainly giving me a "guilt trip" today. Like the analogy of the "voices" adding to the "to do" list. Very good.

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Isobel

Tue 31st Dec 2013 11:03

Nice one Dave. Yes - I suffer from the same voices all the time and it can be a bugger switching them off.

Dave B says it all - you capture it neatly and that last line really sums it all up. x

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Dave Bradley

Mon 30th Dec 2013 17:28

That's a familiar feeling and the poem captures it well. Nice one Dave.

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