Res John Burman

Rating: 5
Rating: 5

Res John Burman Biography

Old Soldier, Traveller, Herdsman, Cow-lifter, Builder, Forester, Carpenter, Cabinetmaker, Woodturner, War Pensioner, Father, Taoist, Photographer, Poet, Lover.

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John Sadler 21 January 2019

Dear John Burman - I'd like to use your poem in my forthcoming book on Gurkha's, could we discuss copyright - john.sadler@islmail.co.uk

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Craig Anderson 27 September 2012

He is also a very very nice gentleman! :) Craig.

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Lenny Wong 03 September 2012

Hi John, I never imagine that you are a great poem writer beside as a great photographer. You got great and beautiful poems and I have saved a copy of your E-book! Take care John and write more beautiful poems! Lenny.

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The Best Poem Of Res John Burman

Better To Go Barefoot

Better to go bare-foot,
Than wear that old soft shoe.
Be the altar of your own soul,
And let them come and worship you!

You wear your torment and your pain,
Like an old soft shoe,
And so you live again, again,
The things that damage you.

Upon their altars you lay you down,
For them to cut and rend,
Time to throw off the thorny crown,
And change the pattern, Friend.

Take charge of your own journey,
You are your only traffic cop,
You only do it over and over,
Until the day you stop!

Better to go bare-foot,
Than wear that old soft shoe.
Build a brighter, lighter temple,
And let them come and worship you!

(13th February 2008)

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