Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Blackbird Song

'BLACKBIRD SONG' From Visual Counterpoint

Don’t stand in the doorway and block the view,
There are many that seek the way out,
Don’t stand in the middle of the busy road,
There are many will never hear you shout.

Bury yourself in the comfort of your home,
Wrap lies around you like a shield,
Close your eyes and ears to the world,
Nothing exists to which you must yield.

You have the will to carve a way,
Deaf and blind to others you can live,
Unless you stray into a path,
Where you need the care others can give.

So watch where you stand,
It marks your place,
Where you will be buried,
And lost without trace.


Connie said...


Liz said...

I translate your 'melancholy' my friend as 'pensive sadness'.
You should not be surprised that I think along the lines that everyone around me travel on without a thought.

Connie said...

I know what you mean.

the last stanza is so astonishingly true

one must be careful how they live their life and when they leave this earth, what they did and how they lived will reflect on them in death