The Book

The half blind  give advice  on where to look
The soft tongued sell us slogans of defeat
The religious read us stories  from old books

The  thieves  like  best to point to vicious  crooks
As we amble down the just vacated street
The half blind  give advice  on where to look

We win a gamble yet it is a fluke
We   love our loss, we like to be downbeat
The religious read us stories  from old books

The terrorists are now in charge of truth
The former rulers  in their slippers creep
The half blind  give advice  on where to look

The teachers are  afraid  of learning loose
The tangent to the circle is too steep
The aged read us stories  from old books

Love is rare yet sex is very cheap
Timers on the bed end duly beep
The half blind  want  to control where we look
The religious agonise about The Book

 

2 thoughts on “The Book

  1. Hello Katherine. This poem reminds me of the poetry of the great mystic William Blake and also some of Yeats and Wordsworth too–” the world is too much with us, getting and spending”–“who also saw in their era a warped environment.. You are a poet moralist in a good sense that good poets and writers often are sensitive to what is happening to us to in a way many other people are not.. Thank you for another fine poem. Best, David

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  2. Dear David
    Thanks so much for comparing my writimg to these giants.I sometimes put a sentence or two on to say that any moral or ethical criticism is directed towards my self primarily
    All the best,Katherine

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