Sleep'n on the job

Hope came a visit’n th’ other day
And left veritably upset
I spent ‘n age
Wonder’n why
Had I done someth’n wrong?
I hadn’t giv’n up tha’s fore shore!
After much remunerat’n
I figurged there was
Nuthin’ more I could do
So put the matter to bed
(or so I thought)
Niggles started
Not much at first
But over time
I became like a moth eaten frock
Full ‘o holes
The stitch’n that had kept
Me mind t’gether
Begun a’frayin’
Me view on ol’ life itself distorted
Me get up ‘n go
Drained outa me feet
Me hands were like a moth
All a flutterin’ about
Doctorin’ was applied
From all over the place they came
O’ course they found nothin’ wrong
Apart from that wee matter of the mind
Time kept on goin’
‘Twas one night whilst kippin’
A dream settled about
At first I gave it no bother
I even tried giv’n it the ol’ heave ho
But the blighter were persistant
‘Twas a strange’n
A soothin’ hand;
Like me ol’ ma’s,
Strok’n my brow
A whisperin’ of love
Entered me heart;
So full
It nearly burst!
An’ me soul
Oh boy did it sing
Then in a wink o’ an eye
I was woked up
All light as a feather
Me world like bran’ new
I started do’n some figurin’
An’ like a light bulb comin’ on
I knew
A trickster
Had come a visit’n
Way back then
Dressed he was
In sheep’s cloth’n
’Twasn’t Hope that had come acourt’n
Bu’ the devil ‘imself
I name him too
He be Self-doubt!
Fool that I was
Eyes wide shut
To all the signs
But nary no more
I stand like a beacon
Me own lighthouse
Beam’ n forward
“Cause I ’ave a future
Be lit from
Inside out
An Hope sits
Fair ’n square in me middle!

18th Nov

Sleep'n on the job

su2anne

Balmain East, Australia

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i love language in all it’s forms. The trickster stories are through-out history and humanity… this is a little tast of mine…:))
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