Questions: dVerse Poetics

Questions

Where’s the babies pacifier?
Where’s the bottle where’s the rum?
Where’s the man with all the answers?
Where’s the soldier with the gun?
Where’s the reverend who’ll save your soul?
Where’s the flowers of his grave?

The baby buried the pacifier…
The bottle’s empty, there’s no rum…
The man’s answers dried up long ago…
The gun stopped shooting the soldier’s gone…
The reverend went to meet his maker…
The flowers were stolen yesterday…

Who is the man I thought I knew?
Who is the woman that you married?
Who is that person if not your son?
Who was the leader who ran the country?
Who is the guru who’ll teach you nirvana?
Who will bury you when you are dead?

Just an illusion with whom I fell in love…
Just an illusion you created  that’s all…
Just an illusion, a man who once lived in your house…
Just an illusion, the country’s had no leaders…
Just an illusion for nirvana’s inside you…
Just an illusion you’ll be long gone by then!

For dVerse…Poetics – Repetitions

I love this film…and when I saw dVerse had posted it as part of the prompt…well…I thought I put it up here!

Who – Where – Why

Where am I going…
Why was I born…
Who will I be when I grow up…
Who am I now…
Does anyone really care…
Or is it all make believe…
Is the world worth living
Would it be better to just shove off
Should I hide inside a book
Should I write the book and hide there
Would my poems help anyone
Will they just make me and you cry.
Who am I for you
Who am I to them
but in the end
Who am I to me?
And please tell me, who are you.

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If was written by Rudyard Kipling and this is no if…I’ve no answers like that
bard did.
I wrote this in reply to a poem written by my friend Oliana…a very sweet
and fascinating woman…good luck always dear!