David Keig

Rookie - 13 Points (1951 / UK)

The Piper (#2) - Poem by David Keig

When I'm confused and wandering
On a journey with no end
My feelings they turn in on me
Uncertain who's my friend
It's then the piper plays his tune
That beckons every day
And when his tuned is full played out
He carries us away.

We can all hear if we but try
The pipers song so sweet
The musings and meanderings
Of souls lost whole comlete
No piper plays before we are born
Before we touch this earth
The pipers tunes they all begin
From the moment of our birth.

For shrill the piper plays his tune
Like happiness diseased
And all the notes that he plays out
Are our moments ill at ease

No-one it seems pays him to pay
Nor gives him any score
For every note that he blows out
Is paid for by that war
The one that's fought in solitude
And in that loneliness we find
That the pipers very soul turns out
To be both yours and mine.

For shrill the piper plays his tune
That beckons every day
And when his tune is full played out
He carries us away.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 27, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 27, 2005


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