(24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Talent And Integrity [revised]

I'm old enough to know romance is a wonderful
fantasy, a way to explain hormonal changes and
unexpected sensations giving interaction deeper
meaning, making space for great fairy tales, and
when the real world of hard work & drudgery

Takes over, humans have an inner sanctuary of
dreams to keep them going; maybe some people
keep their romances alive for longer while others
find they can see reality even in adolescence - I
kept my dream longer than most, still approving

The fantasy of romance as a valid way to relate,
now the whole world becomes the object of my
affections as my poet brother helps me confront
the hurdles that threatened to destroy the earth
before I could figure out the meaning of life -

Today with the rain & introspection I realise again
the privilege of reading channelled messages on
the Internet promising the vision: should we keep
our eyes on our desires, we shall be tuned to the
radio wavelength broadcasting what we want, so

I keep my eyes on you as you trudge on, knowing
your talent & integrity lifts you up beyond lesser
mortal beings on earth….

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I keep my eyes on you as you trudge on, knowing your talent and integrity lift you up beyond lesser mortal beings on earth… Nice poem with a beautiful voice beneath. Thanks for sharing the poem.10 for it. Subhas