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Chasing the Wind (Poem)

A crooked man tryin best to make straight
Indulging in wisdom almost in vain
With sorry eyes searching in darkness
For what’s been left from good
The seas are not empty
Generations of sailors passing like shadows
Windows dimly restrained
Hit by the sun rising a moment too late
Feeding on embers and chasing the wind

No one remembers a thing I´ve done
Why I inherited forgiveness
And the keys to the house of the mourning
And I can´t remember which way I´ve come
The road is inclining left
Don´t know where to hide
Persevering in suffering
Feeding on embers and chasing the wind

No man´s land and forests lie desolate
The degenerate city burned with small fires
Overthrown with strangers slipped in
Through corporate prayer meetings
Outside the south gate
Immigrants and thieves poisoned
By the wanderings of desire
Blessed with impenetrable clothes
And soles that don´t know how to tire
Feeding on embers and chasing the wind

I see wickedness in the last place of justice
A snake bit me before my charming begun
I hear silence declaring in places of madness
I fell into a pit that someone else dug
Abandoned like flowers in the fields
That shed innocent blood
With fear left polluted
Trampled clean through the mud
Feeding on embers and chasing the wind

The lilies of the valley do not weave or spin
Carried away by the hands of the loyal
Kindhearted soldiers who take nothing for toil
The birds of the air are nesting
Carried there by brooding voices
Hearing the sound of the wind blow
I don´t know where it comes from
But I know where it goes
Feeding on embers and chasing the wind

Chasing the Wind (Poem)

hudson

Kingston Heights, New Zealand

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