Holy Words

Holy Words When sublime words fell from the sky, free to Those who would listen, a few looked at Each other in wonder, some felt a tingling Fear trickle down their stooped spines, many more, Intoxicated by their new human Sensations, never heard anything at all. Pitter patter as rain, holy words fall from TheContinue reading “Holy Words”

Gift Wrapped

Gift Wrapped What is this fate which breaks the will of men? That insidious grim stealer of magic and dreams, Unyielding face with gritty voice, black cloak. What caricatures of men live a lie? That all can survive, and some may live large, In deep worn trances, rich in rhythmic chants. What concerns for other’sContinue reading “Gift Wrapped”

Endless Play

Endless Play Caught in the moment, Caught on the camera. We love when we dance, We smile when we play, At times we’re feeling down, Then we’re feeling up again, So life goes around in an endless play. Ambushed in the shopping mall, Ambushed at a party. We smile when we dance, We love whenContinue reading “Endless Play”

Old Horses

Old Horses The stable door ajar, straw bedded down, The old horse left a brief note saying; “Gone t’d pub old chap, back before you know”. Tess, our dependable collie sheep dog, Now lounging in her sun warmed corner, She dreamed eons and eons, were rolling by. Big hooves clatter across the outside yard, CatsContinue reading “Old Horses”


Markets Down in the market where life runs free, Where daily stories are shared, And there is lots of stuff to see. Exotic looking fruits to smell and to try, Stacked high on rough work-man’s tables, Laid out under a clear blue mountain sky. Men with packed trolleys weave and bob, Their job not doneContinue reading “Markets”


Fireworks All the fireworks sparkled and crackled, And the neon lights rippled and shone, As people sauntered, shopped and surveyed, Some walked hand in hand. All their frowns and their glowing smiles, And their hopes and unquiet desires, As their animated chatter splashed and gurgled, Some felt alive as seldom before. All gifts wrapped withContinue reading “Fireworks”


Jabber Jabber Welcome to the world of the monkey mind, Which never stops jabbering ’till the end of time, The news man jabbers and the DJ jabbers and jabbers and jabbers. Love talks, money talks, pep talks, ain’t it time we had a talk, The lyrics are sweet, the lyrics are sad, The lyrics remindContinue reading “JabberJabber”


Attachment Navigating life’s unfolding flow, Caught up in happy gifts of memories, Weighed down by past regret and sadness, Sweet sticky, foulest sticky moments, Bold hope now races ahead childlike, Merciless fear dogs our sleepless night terrors, All happening where? Happening to who? © David R. Durham

Wheat Fields

Wheat Fields Wind rolls through ripened wheat fields, Weaving and flowing, natural dance, Children’s shouts echo as they run, run And play, dogs barking at startled Wild rabbits running for new cover, Red combine harvesters revving, Warm summer’s fragrance fills the air, Dust gathers round the first clean cuts, Blades biting and biting the ripeContinue reading “Wheat Fields”


Labels What would we do without labels? A label for this, a label for that; Ah yes, now I know you, here’s your label, Friend, co-worker, awkward git, good sense of humour; And how would we shop without labels? Oh yes, I must have this one, but definitely not that one; Could our health systemContinue reading “Labels”