Monday, February 18, 2013

Never, Never, Never

Wind of History by Jacek Yerka

Never, Never, Never
©2013 Susan Noyes Anderson

History is not
an open book.
Ofttimes, the gate swings
shut. Don't fret.
Few pillars stand
inviolate. Even the
best-laid blockade

So don't give up
no never, never, never...
(Or was that give in?)
You see? The winds of
history elude us, as
the words that ride them do.

But that's okay.
Take Churchill's car.
Jump in. Climb in.
Just get in; find
a way, a vehicle
to storm the castle,
as lord not vassal.

And then go sideways
Record the whisperings.
Touch touchstones. Capture
one   bright   window.
Make it yours.

The past endures.

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Kathe W. said...

never ever give up- persevere!
Excellent poem!

Bo said...

This is brilliantly hopeful!

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Berowne said...

And then go sideways
Or as Shakespeare put it, "Through indirections find directions out."

Susie Clevenger said...

Love it..yes, never give up. It may be your voice that finds the past needs to be rewritten.

Leovi said...

A beautiful poem. Delicious.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Especially:
one bright window.
Make it yours."

Oh, YES.

LeAnn said...

This was a thought provoking poem; brilliant as usual. I think I tell you that your amazing all of the time and you truly are.
Blessings to you,Sue!

karen said...

I like the message here!

Annmarie Pipa said...

wonderfully written!!!

Kutamun said...

The tradesmens entrance is usually mypreferred way in as well, thanks Sue

Robert Brault said...

Still trying to capture one bright window, finding example in one who has. Nice one, Sue. rb

EG CameraGirl said...

Thought provoking, as so much of what you write is.

When it comes to history, I often wonder how much we think is true is actually fact. We all believe what we want to believe and tend to ignore what doesn't fit in neatly.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

A great message in your poem - don't give up hope!

Amy said...

Such inspiration. Much needed as well. Thank you.

Tess Kincaid said...

Churchill's is, indeed!

Grandma Honey said...

"The past endures.".....I like to think so. :)
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