This blog represents the official view of the voices in my head.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Poem for Everyone

I will present you
if you are patient and tender.
I will open drawers
that mostly stay closed
and bring out places and people and things
sounds and smells,
loves and frustrations,
hopes and sadnesses,
bits and pieces of three decades of life
that have been grabbed off
in chunks
and found lying in my hands.
they have eaten
their way into my memory,
carved their way into
my heart.
- you or i will never see them -
they are me.
if you regard them lightly,
deny that they are important
or worse, judge them
i will quietly, slowly,
begin to wrap them up,
in small pieces of velvet,
like worn silver and gold jewelry,
tuck them away
in a small wooden chest of drawers
and close.
- John T. Wood, 1974

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! That really reaches out and grabs the heart!
So beautiful.. So simple.. Yet so vivid..

It forces you to slow down your reading, doesn't it?.. Like a good bottle of wine, you have to slowly sip every single word to get the full effect..

Thank you so much for sharing!

- Arihant