Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Judgement by Henry Rivers



                                                                Judgement

People pass judgement
on those who are dying
and those who are just born

and ages that are dying
and those to be born.

And people pass judgement
on those with broken wings
and those with a left foot

and those afraid of night.

Just to make it harder,
just to be all-wise?

just to feel like a hawk,
a boy running in the wind?

And then,

there are those who are silent,
who don't pass judgement

there are those who smile
and take your hand,

these are called by some
the 'outsiders'
and by some
the 'kite runners'.

I met a man once
and he walked in darkness,
and he came slowly down the road
and into the field
where I was listening to the well,

and he said
'I hear the singing -
is it night or day'?

And I told him
it was day,

and he smiled, knowing,
and took my hand
and we talked down the road

together.

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