Category: Words

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Poem: Relation


Yesterday I asked you for a Rose
And you brought me a Rose
And I refused to accept it.

Today I asked you for a Rose again
And you brought me a Rose again
And I refused to accept it again.

Tomorrow I will ask you for a Rose
And you will bring me a Rose
And I will refuse to accept it.

You cannot win
And I don’t know why.
But that is how we are
And there are plenty of Roses left.


A tribute to the small forest in Shimomaruko, Japan


A memory of leaves

They tore them out,
From root to tip.
They tore out the shade and the birdsong
They tore out the acorns that children gathered
They tore out the things that really mattered.

But I’ll remember them,
From root to tip.
The shade and the sweet birdsong
The acorns that filled her pockets in the fall
The things that really mattered after all.

And now the bricks,
The stone and walls.
A home for some, but not for all
Not the birds and bugs and little things alone,
But I do hope those living there have a happy home.
Because they do not know what was before they tore them out.
From root to tip.
But I will always have these memories of leaves, for them.


Mel Ushikubo

Poem (2012-09-27)

I feel the world’s busyness around me.
When I have nothing to do
I wonder what is wrong with me
Or is there something wrong with you?

I know I want to move slower,
But I keep getting caught up
And I wonder when I will be free.
Or maybe I’m already free and never knew.

Do I want to be saved?
Do I want to be the warrior?
Better to lay down and sleep,
Or take up arms and kill you.

No answer came.