Wednesday, January 27, 2010

braids and eyes














A golden braid hidden by a hood
covered in the impatient rain
hands in both pockets
to keep the warmth in
the braid is walking solo
through
in between
under
across.

Eyes pass umbrella in hand
as a willow tree to the trunk underneath it
eyes follow with contact but no response
the stare passes within a moment and
the journey continues.

The golden braid meets several dry eyes
the eyes sometimes show compassion
pride
attitude
other times the eyes show a clear lake
no life to be found.

The poet the golden braid calls professor once said
'manners are to accommodate another to make one's life more enjoyable'
does this mean
all of these dry eyes have bad manners
without offering their coverage?

The accommodation to this golden braid
was not met although many eyes with umbrellas
pass every few moments
the golden braid walks on
noticing likewise braids
soaking without shelter.

The golden braid hidden by a hood
covered in the impatient rain
hands in both pockets
to keep the warmth in
the braid continues on solo
through
in between
under
across.

Eyes and braids pass together under their umbrellas
accommodation to the braid
pleasing to the eyes
rewarding for both

Eyes hold umbrellas for young ones
as to make their life enjoyable
as to not catch sickness
sacrifice made to meet the dependent need.

Those you love or know
these are the ones we can only accommodate?
who then is deserving
to this generosity of shelter
of protection.

Would the golden braid
abandon the comforting umbrella
to one who goes without?

Would you have given your umbrella up for the braid or eyes that was without?
Would you merely say 'absolutely' or would you act upon your words?




2 comments:

Mom said...

Wow! What an awesome piece... as I read I appreciate your writing so much and it is hard for me to believe it is you writing this! I think I am having difficulty grasping the fact that you are growing up! Love you, my golden braid!!
-Mom

Mom said...

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