Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Poetry Thursday 215 - Why me?

The word responsibility comes to mind midst this week's creative sources of inspiration. First there is the responsibility of the salesman taking your money to give a realistic set of delivery information.

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Why Lord?

Why Lord does it always happen to me?
Others get stuff for nothing while I pay a fee.
They order things which arrive and are fine,
but the package that arrived broken and late, is mine.
Some are promised exact delivery dates,
while promises to me are broken and always late.

Then of course I was raised from nascence,
by parents who made a virtue of patience.
Perhaps they were teaching from experience,
of their own purchasing history difference,
from others who have known some success,
of receiving goods on time spending less largesse.

What can I do to make a difference?
Mother – ‘Possess your soul in patience’
© David L Atkinson June 2016


Then there was the gorilla shot in a Cincinnati zoo because a woman failed in her responsibility as a parent. She took her eyes off her four year old who fell into the gorilla compound, the gorilla was shot.

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Gorilla and child

Silverback II

Massive in both ego and size,
being aggressive is no surprise.
It falls short of following through
an attack – just as well for you.

The charging and dominance displays
are positional and personality traits,
the success of the huge creature,
is that thinking is an innate feature.

A gentle, giant, family beast,
caring for each member large to least.
An animal with power to be a thriller,
the dominant silverback mountain gorilla.
© David L Atkinson June 2016




God Bless