written in 2003…


Watch what you say

She’s not so dumb

As she reads stories from lips

You do not keep zipped

Transcribing speech into manuscript

Dotting i’s and crossing t’s to make sense

Of what you have left out

Watch what you say when she’s around

Or you will have to give account

Of words spoken in haste

In this maze of cultures interwoven

By the pursuit of peace

Watch what you say before words cause war

And careless talk ruins it all

Because she is not so dumb at all

Look beyond the paper walls adorn

© 2003


I like this poem…(trying not to read too much into my younger self’s poetry…) cos I cannot really tell how my younger self’s mind works…worked…even though I really want to…