Sunday, June 4, 2017

Rob Schackne #358 - Down The Gates Of Heaven

Down The Gates Of Heaven

Imagine that you are there
tank filled with nervous soldiers
the square filled with friends
relatives weeping and shouting

You're holding a book-bag
imagine what you've got

For one reason move from the edge
angry and scared and trembling
but you don't go there very fast
every other step is wrong

And your reason's getting shorter
till suddenly you are stopped
in front of the whole wide world
loud speakers and flashes

An American reporter wins
a Pulitzer prize for this shot

In your bag there's a long letter
from a very lovely gentle girl
memories of the time you spent
inside her special light

Now the light looks a little different
you will not allow this tank to pass
you are going to take an extra breath
you take the extra breath


  1. NB I might've posted this poem here yonks ago, but I can't find it. It is June 4th in China. A Chinese friend's birthday. She refuses to celebrate.


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