ivor .e hogg

Rookie (7th April 1934 / Co Durham)

Passive Assistance - Poem by ivor .e hogg

The churchyard calls and calls to me.
I am drawn inexorably
I need the peace and quietude
I can enjoy in solitude

The residents do not object
at least they do not bother me.
I treat their home with great respect.
They tolerate my company.

I sometimes sit here in the sun
and tell them all my cares and woes.
Is rather odd but when I’m done
I feel much better. I suppose

because they listen quietly
and do not offer me advice.
Though I would listen earnestly
they are so old they must be wise.

Perhaps it’s best that they do not
and I am left to work things out.
The church yard is the ideal spot.
The peace and silence help a lot

to concentrate my restless mind.
Allow me to think logically
to seek the answers I must find
to problems which are troubling me.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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