February 2, 2023


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Take A Moment Tired Fool!

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Take A Moment Tired Fool!

Take a moment, tired fool.
The paper’s a white blanket
of God’s own decisiveness,
and you think your pen
has dried of ink by chance!
Some would transpose Universe
replacing ‘ancient’ God…
Think he/she cares a dot?
A name is just a coloured tab
wrapped at the edge of a page
deceiving the colour-blind
Who’s vision is just as valid.
So what if you began to draw
your squiggles line by line
in Xhosa, or Silbo Gomero
Or worse? Then only the Universe
would understand your verse,
read from plain white paper
virgin by determination
and lost to the end of time.


© Allen Ansell 2021

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2 thoughts on “Take A Moment Tired Fool!

  1. Fabulous!, what a poem Allen. It got me on the very first line where you say paper is a white blanket of gods decisiveness. I don’t have a lot to say in regards to the poem but I would like to do nothing else but appreciate it and your website as it features such exotic content which is just a treat to read. I really like all the content here by any author it is you or anyone else. Keep going with it. Best Wishes, Mike.

    1. Wow! That’s a lovely thing to say, Mike, both about my poem and the web site. Please tell you friends about it – word of mouth is a powerful tool to helping Parapraxis discover new writing talent and showcase it. Have a wonderful day.

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