the poet’s patio
MOMENTS IN A MANIC MIND
IN THE COMPANY OF FOOLS
IN THE COMPANY OF FOOLS "Throw not pearls before the swine", Said a wise man in days of old, It may not mean that much at first But wait until the story is told. It tells us not to share our wisdom When one refuses to understand, Because a beautiful flower will not bloom In a barren, desert land. Some will wish to call you mad And strive to cause you harm, For although truth may be gold to you For some it holds no charm. Many have been tortured or killed For only preaching their belief, Centuries later, we know they were right But that brings them no relief. So my friend, refrain the urge And lock away your mental tools, For it is no help to be a wise man In the company of fools.
ENTWINED Sighs of softness, Nerves tingle, Eyes closed. Silence of comfort, Cocoon of emotion, Arms entwined. Sensations of silk, Flesh underneath fingertips, A whisper of Heaven. Timeless wave, Blissful Union, Two as One.