Saturday, 27 July 2019

the diamond inside poem




He's trapped for life in a mortgage

and the lenders feel superior


mundane, unsatisfying job

multinational, offshore capital,

no security,

anonymity



Global forces,

Phantom choices,

Low-grade pain,

the gain game



Every lunch break, almost joy 

15 minutes, he makes sure

he feels alive, his unique project

not quite music

not quite song

his muse



decades too late he realises

his toxic wife was a script he was given

A life, of sorts, not of his choosing


....


She's trapped for life in caring

it seems everybody - takes

the absentee father plays with his Harleys

believing women are forming a queue

for him

sees an abused pal failing

and feels ... huge



decades too late, she realises

she never knew choices

but 15 minutes every day was her project


not quite ‘author’

not quite ethnic

authentic


....


Both sigh, another day…

the same town, another day ...

in different chains, another day ...

but is it?


Their projects complete

neither science nor art,

but a doorway of sorts



There's feeling

there's wonder

no rules, no fame

there's patterns

there's colours

no judge, no blame




the crystals complete

their diamond inside

the world at their feet

their jewel to hide



they sense something in common,

but choose not to speak

the soul is inside,

not 'out there' on the street



Tags:  songs of hope  meaningful poems  creativity  philosophers stone

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