I weep…


Now I sit poised with pen in hand
And wait for thoughts I’ll understand
To ease into my frame of mind
Maybe pleasant, not too unkind.
But I look at the news and it hits me again
The horrors in a world so racked in pain
And the gentle words that I wanted to write
Are chased off the page in terrible fright.

Is this all we have to offer each other
A knife or a bullet to use ‘gainst our brother
Our sisters are caring for babies yet now
In this world full of danger they manage somehow
But what life for children who are raised in the storm
Will they ever get to see peace as the norm.

The world is bleeding…

© Joe Wilson – I weep…2015

Cats do not make mistakes…

A tale for animal lovers and children


Some things don’t happen for goodness sake
Like seeing a cat make a big mistake
But that I saw the other day
The first time ever, locals say.
I saw it fall before my eyes
As Ethel did to her surprise
It landed right on her new hat
And mean of spirit, she hit the cat
Which struck right back and scratched her arm
And that’s when Ethel lost her charm.
She went ballistic and chased the thing
Completely ignoring the engagement ring
Which I quickly put back in the box
Deciding my cat was a crafty fox.
From a long line of suitors I was struck off
I feign upset with embarrassed cough
And the cat, well she sits by my side
Giving looks of disdain when Ethel is spied.

©Joe Wilson – Cats do not make mistakes…2015