Philip Winchester

Rookie (1942 / Surrey United Kingdom)

Questions


Questions:

Weather questions asked or riddles set
Or tasks of great proportions,
Like one plus one or two times two,
The Devil’s in the answer.
……………………………..
Work out solutions, before you pose,
The reply you’re always seeking,
Be sure to recognise the guise
Or wolf in a sheep’s clothing.
……………………………..
Now me, but just a simple man,
Sad black or white solution,
Are not enough to cover up?
Some pain or grief of living.
……………………………..
Cover thoughts with dressings of,
A rhyme, a joke, some smiling,
One’s face has no need to stay too long,
Tears on the eyelids linger.
…………………………………
Work out the answer, in advance,
Should questions come to mind then?
Anticipate the smart reply,
And believe the words you’re hearing.
……………………………………
So colour them with pinks or greens
Whatever takes your fancy?
Don’t cloud them with no dull routines,
At face value keep them handy.
………………………………….
Life has all the mixtures there,
With daggers, guns, a smoking,
To laugh aloud or weep alone,
Emotions bold companion.
…………………………….
It is the same for all of us,
To ride upon the Tiger,
Just hold on tight `twill be all right.
The Thousandth Man has told you!

Submitted: Sunday, October 18, 2009

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  • Rookie Munia Khan (2/16/2010 8:08:00 AM)

    All questions will remain a question if there's any wolf in sheep's clothing remains in disguise.......Wonderful prose...so inspiring as we have been told by the 1000thman! ! (Report) Reply

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