Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Fault of the Feet (Shuffling the blame)

Sometimes you go where
You should not
Places that are
Much too hot
Places where you
Quickly learn
How easily
You can get burned.

Other times you
Just can't go
Where you want to go
And even though
You shift to low
Step on the gas
You spin your wheels
Go nowhere fast!

The feet, you see
Go where they wish
Hither, yon
At times amiss
All you can do
Is tag along
To where they take you
Right or wrong.

So please don't beat
Upon yourself
Don't put your dreams
Up on a shelf
Just continue
To repeat
It's all the fault
Of my darn feet!

© 2006 and 2009 by Jacob Anson. Image copyright by its licensors. All rights reserved.


Cezar and Léia said...

Quite philosophic, I'll need to study it a little longer to try and grasp the full meaning!
God bless you!

Jacob said...

Hi Cezar - The "feet" are, of course, a metaphor - for ... ?

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,
Wonderful poem.

I think feet is 'we' - the human beings - experiencing and learning. Without trying, we will not learn. Without learning we will not be wiser.

Best regards

Juergen Kuehn said...

Wonderful poetry and photo, too.

"All you can do
Is tag along
To where they take you
Right or wrong."

Great - in plain words.

Small City Scenes said...

Love It!!!! Them darn ole feet. LOL MB

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