Treasure Island

David Harris

(18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Only Fools


The beacon light
stretches out from the shore
to warn passing ships
of the dangers
that are lurking
hidden from their view

Now with everything
we need a beacon light
to help show us
the safest way through.
Love is like a minefield
one false step and then we are through.

Only fools do not take heed
of dangers they cannot see.
They rush head on into things
regardless of the dangers lurking there.
They feel they have charmed lives,
that nothing can hurt them there.

How many fools,
have we seen,
with broken hearts
littered everywhere,
and being fools they are,
they do not really care.

Others tread a wearier path,
ensuring it’s on solid ground.
However, that does no guarantees
to them love will ever be found.
I’d rather be the fool,
and see love everywhere.


8 June 2007

Submitted: Saturday, June 09, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, March 09, 2011

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