The way we live

by | Feb 5, 2020

Fires are burning, lines are bracing

Nights in silence, hearts are racing

Tongues are wagging, throats are choking

teeth are rattling, voices croaking

Sitting round in circles talking

Wanting more, much more to give

while people talk – about the way we live.

 

Coffee’s brewing, tea is drawing

Ice is melting, food is thawing

Halls are filled, with conversations

Speakers question, motivations

Opinions offered, people listen

Sifting values through a sieve

while people talk – about the way we live.

 

Winter harvest, hopes are sinking

Minds are focused, on different thinking

City roadblocks, cars are stalling

Buses filled, while rain is falling

Commuters sharing thoughts and theories

in their communal co-operative

while people talk – about the way we live.

 

Mothers weeping, babies crying

Markets tumbling, sheep are dying

Travellers arriving, at their station

Tourists cancel their vacation

Taking time, some deliberation

more time needed to weep and grieve

while people talk – about the way we live.

 

Books are written, stories told

Prices adjusted, for growing old

House investments, keeping tabs

Innovation, is up for grabs

Trends and movements, kept alive

Administrations, jump and jive

while people talk – about the way we live.

 

Miners striking, unions banned

Students screaming, across the land

Teachers watching, rules have changed

Library shelves are rearranged

Watching children teach their teachers

teaching them how to forgive

while people talk – about the way we live.

 

© copyright – Stephen Newman 2020