I walk past the window
where you were
I begin to wave,
but as I start the hello motion I remember
you're not there anymore,
just a empty seat
behind a full green door.
But at least there are still sinews
in anticipation of you,
and muscles connected to bone
the space you left.
Now everytime I walk past your window and raise a hi
it's mixed with the love
We admire the starry sky
the flourishing earth and ourselves
and we conclude: God
is incapable of creating
so mankind must be good
our morals don't go backward
or forwards, nor up or down
but left and right, side-wards
to and fro, from person to person
between hard and soft, joys and sorrows
young and old, wise and stupid
busy every day
to take care of ourselves
and to be a good neighbour
Collection “The drama”
I've been looking for a Christmas Tree
The search has been so hard
Last night, I found the perfect one
Outside in my front yard
I venture past it every day
But, it never caught my eye
The tree is forty two feet tall
It reaches to the sky
Last night as I was leaving home
The moon shone oh so bright
It caught the snow on one low branch
And it really was a sight
I looked at it much closer
Saw perfection to my surprise
I'd been looking for the perfect tree
And here it was before my eyes
I couldn't bring it in the house
It would stay out front for all to see
We'd decorate it outside where it stood
The Perfect Christmas Tree
We started putting lights on it
We could only go so high
A neighbor stopped on his way home
with an idea he said to try
He came back by this morning
With some friends and just our luck
They came with two long ladders
And a bright red fire truck
In no time all the neighbors
Started coming by to see
They all bought decorations
For our giant Christmas Tree
It took two days to finish it
This tree that stood so tall
We planned to light it up that evening
To be seen by one and all
On Christmas Eve it happened
The fire truck made one last stop
They extended both their ladders
We put the star up on the top
It was perfect, and we knew it
The neighborhood was there as one
The lights and decorations
Made it light up like the sun
So, next time you need something
Look around and you might find
Perfection, like our Christmas Tree
Just as God designed
i cant promise you
that god exists.
i dont know it for certain.
but i do find myself
i can even see the sky
in the night time.
i dont know if god exists.
or of all the different ones,
which is most true.
sometimes we are so blinded
we forget what lies beneath it.
My **** neighbour was in knickers
salaciously eating a Snickers,
from behind a curtain,
with only a shirt on,
my wife appeared. Gosh, how we bickered!
My new neighbour depression,
lives in a house rotting in the ground,
scarred wood torn away and roof tiles scattered,
with garden flowers withering away,
trees cracking at the slightest move of the wind.
Ever since he moved in a storm cloud
hangs low over the neighbourhood,
soaking my lawn and treading on my grass.
My neighbour depression
throws heavy stones to crack my windows,
leaves untidily scrawled messages of hatred in my letterbox,
leaving a trail of black paint up to his backgate.
My neighbour depression
takes advantage of my protection of thin walls,
and each day attempts to crash through them like a wrecking ball,
slowly dimming my lights and making shadows in my room
appear darker and bigger.
My neighbour depression
walks down the street like a black hole,
******* out all the sound around him.
And my neighbour depression
is starting to make me forget what my voice sounded like.
We live in an age
Where people go
From home to
Work or school
And return back.
Or attends class
But nobody knows
The people who live
In front of,
Or behind them
What are neighbours anyway?
God teaches us:
"Love your neighbour
As you love yourself"
And although this may not
The literal neighbour,
They too fall into
My neighbour is heartbroken.
She had her heart torn into pieces by a poet,a writer, a painter and a singer.
Her silent cries are thought to be hidden through her thick walls.
But I hear them.
She spends her nights screaming and rummaging the pain silently away.
But loud enough for me.
I hear her sharp razor tickle through her skin creating a flawless crisscross pattern.
I see the blood explode from her vein running down her no longer smooth skin dripping on the tiles forming a puddle.
I hear the loud crack from her throat that shows me the tears that desperately escapes from her eyes,running down her cheeks searching for a way out.
She covers her mouth,closes her eyes and huddles, hoping she's tricking her heart to believe she's being cuddled,
But her mind and I know what's real.
Her blood's escaping vigorously,
Her hearts beating ferociously,
Her mind is wandering off into darkness tremendously.
My neighbour is heartbroken and I don't know what to do.
I cannot save her.
She believes that I am like him.
Because I am a poet.
If only she knew we're all different.
Within that magical moment
The world is at one and at ease
Everyone is loving their neighbour
And we have control of disease.
But it doesn't last, it cannot last
It will all go back as before
To the dying from hunger and violence
To man’s unending desire for war.
One man plants a crop for food
But another man reaps the gain
The one making life from the profit
While another’s reward is just pain.
That man is black, or yellow, who cares!
His blood like yours is red
The bullets or knives that pierce your skins
Would make you both as dead.
A man gets beaten in the street
His crime was being gay
Who gave those others the right to judge
Will prejudice never go away?
The ones with strength to dominate
Should nonetheless take heed
When they themselves are wanting help
Who’ll stay to fill that need.
I hear the ever-growing rains
They flood the town and field
Where hardship’s felt so gravely
Where man is forced to yield.
Perhaps we brought it on ourselves
We feel the need for so much
But there are so many more with nothing
Who’d benefit from a gentle touch.
Back to that magical moment
It’s the one just before I awake
Where the next moment comes and it’s over
And it can’t be put right with a shake.
©Joe Wilson – A Magical Moment…and then it’s gone! 2014
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