Saturday, June 16, 2012

White Horses



A kitchen window, nothing more,
And kitchen paraphernalia.
But there, beyond, the white horses ride
Galloping to Australia.

Blind Willy's III (triptych, center panel) by Alfred Gockel - 27 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches - Fine Art Print / Poster


Beware the thoughts that come in the night 
And make you toss and turn;
Thoughts of things to do and see
And fix and read and learn.
Yesterday's chores as yet undone,
Tomorrow's not yet planned;
Items from last Saturday
As yet not quite in hand!
Worries about young Angela,
And Martin's funny ways;
Remembrances of insults
That have niggled you for days.
That lost umbrella! Where is it?
I'll have to buy a new one!
Fretting about that tale you heard...
Could it have been a true one?
You'll toss and turn from left to right....
The thoughts will still pursue you.
You'll turn your pillow over
But no good will that do you!
You'll try the old trick, counting sheep,
 But, by the time you get to ten,
The worries will have all returned,
To pounce on you again!
So why don't you try my trick....
Just turn the radio on.
Listen to the state of the world;
Soon your worries will be gone.
You'll realise your niggles
Are just pinpricks after all;
Murders and wars are big things;
Your troubles are just small.
About those silly little things
You'll simply say 'They'll keep'
And you'll drift off in a happy mood
Into a dreamless sleep.

1 comment:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I hope you posted the second one to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Brenda. I haven't written mine yet, but I had an idea for it earlier. Must see if I can do something about it.