These Words

There’s a certain kind of person

That looks at a Picasso and thinks

‘My 6yr old could do better than that’

These are the same people

That look at a poem and complain

If they don’t rhyme

These are the same people

Who when they find out you’re in a band

Ask “Do you play covers or originals”

These words are not for them

There are people who get aggressive

When you acknowledge global warming

And people who hate you

For reading philosophy

These are the people who find

‘The Old Man and The Sea’ boring

Or amusingly love it for the fishing

These words are not for them

There are people with swastikas

Tattooed on their skin

Or ‘Aussie Pride’ or tribals

There are straight up racists

Women bashers and worse

These words are not for them

It takes a little faith

To believe that somewhere

There are people

Who read these words

And feel moved or entertained

Hopefully they are the beautiful people

These words are for them

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: