Fred Babbin Poems
|202.||I’m O.K. Jack||11/6/2007|
|204.||Am I O.K., Jack?||12/6/2007|
|206.||A Photo Of An Old Grave (Courtesy Of Danny Reynolds)||5/26/2008|
|207.||A Thought On Thought||11/11/2007|
A Thought On Thought
I think that all higher animals - primates, mammalian and ornithic pets, etc. 'think' to a certain extent.
Why do I think?
There is no alternative.
I am condemned to think,
To be obsessed with thinking—
But so is my dog.
How Do I Do It?
I can say with rhyme or meter
Thoughts that I would not repeat
Or put into prosaic words-
I would never ever say them that way.
Often they are too complex.
And the feelings cannot be
Expressed in any other way,
In any other ordinary words.