maria goodison

Rookie - 128 Points (06,10,1983 / perth scotland)

Looking Not Seeing - Poem by maria goodison

Under the sky where the river goes by,
sits an old woman asking why?

Under the bus station
sleeps a homeless boy always asking why?

Under the wind trying to keep warm
is a man not knowing why?

Under the farm with her hands bleed dry,
is a woman who does not ask why.
She understands the work that needs to be done
and is humble for the way her life has become.


Comments about Looking Not Seeing by maria goodison

  • Gold Star - 35,597 Points Gajanan Mishra (5/12/2014 10:55:00 PM)

    good writing, I like it, thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 12, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 13, 2014


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