Steel and Feathers

Some years, men are not strong.

“What weighs more, a ton of steel or a ton of feathers?”
It’s what they ask you
when you’re a child.
(They hope to trip you up and make you wrong).

Then in your life,
your man life,
you try to find a home (that is a place to rest and be).
The soft and hard
they always weigh the same,
You be too much
of one and then the other (always wrong).

But one day,
in a really lucky life
you’ll find a place,
(and when I say
a place,
make no mistake,
of course
that place
it is a person)
This place you’ll find,
a place
where things aren’t weighed —
and you,
you’re right enough
(with her you’re home,
you’re always home,
and home is where you’ll always want to be)

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14 thoughts on “Steel and Feathers

  1. That is so lovely.

    What is the picture though? Is it spilt milk mixed with a little beer in the shape of a half man half guitar or is it some kind of psychological quiz that I just failed?

    Kerrie

    • Haha, it’s a psychological quiz if you decided to make it one.
      It’s actually just butter melting in a pan. It looked cool so I snapped a photo before I threw the mushrooms in.
      Although your recipe sounds like more fun.

    • Hi Carolynn, thanks for visiting, I’d have cleaned up the place if I knew you were coming.
      Just don’t let it get out, the whole having a heart thing, okay?
      I have a (bad) reputation to uphold.

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