Treasure Island

John G. Nelson

(August 24,1976 / Monrovia, Liberia)

Dear heart


Dear heart, why rise in flurry,
Pierce yourself, sore bones for love?
As though no courage, strength prove
I taught you well, but you keep falling

Dear heart, why do you breathe fast,
Why don't you strive, fight and last?
Why squall and bemoan on gift past?
Sigh no more, be blithe and be bonny?

Dear heart, why groan, wail in vain?
swirl vapors of tears, bringing rain?
fighting for treasure, that never last?
Rest please, do not troubles cast

Dear heart, why sorrow and wail?
and writhe, lay in the blazing sun?
besmear with fear, guilt and doubt?
The world, lay not on your shoulders.

Dear heart, why crave pleasure pursue
and material wealth, striving for gold
toil days, nights, accumulating wealth
Hunger not, squander not your health

Submitted: Monday, January 08, 2007
Edited: Monday, February 13, 2012
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