Same Old Story

The devil had me by the throat
that summer—no not by the throat
but yes by the throat or why
could I not sing
or sleep for thinking
he had me by the wrists
these idle hands

Why should you gain the whole world
and forfeit your song? Contentment
elusive as that hummingbird
just there in your stillness
and gone

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16 thoughts on “Same Old Story

  1. Wonderful poem–one I need to read over many times.
    I liked the idle hands–it goes with the devil. 🙂
    I also liked: “Contentment
    elusive as that hummingbird
    just there in your stillness
    and gone”

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