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Monday, 25 June 2012

The Bard of Ballarat Strikes Again!

It's been a while since we added a post. Remiss of us. But here's the latest poem from the indomitable David Farnsworth. Despite all of life's terrors, he remains sanguine and unfazed. Although occasionally a tidge in his cups.

Oh to be in control
to be sober in decision-
making, to be careful
enough to avoid mistakes.

Oh to be sober in word
and deed, to make the right
decisions, to avoid being
tongue-tied, avoiding insults.

Oh to be careful enough
to enjoy freedom, that
incomprehensible state
where the escape hatch is open.

Oh to be conscious of an
eye-lid half closed, blinking
in the light, being careful
enough not to fall down stairs.

Oh to be confident enough to
make sober decisions, with
no need to make it right,
proceeding slowly though the night.

Check the column on the right to link to David's anthology Middle Kingdom on  Buzzword. (More free poems to peruse. And, of course, it costs peanuts to buy the eBook of a poor troubadour. Just $3.95. Buddy, can you spare a dime?)