maria goodison

Rookie - 306 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.

Topic(s) of this poem: thanks

Comments about Looking Not Seeing by maria goodison

  • Gold Star - 54,510 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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