Poem: A Tramp Speaks

Soon after he arrived I gave him
some food. Half way through
his ham and eggs he raised a fork,
pointing it at me as if he had
a thought:

“The universe is where you are, not
somewhere else. Belief is the key,
not truth. Truth is relative,
subjective,
so don’t look for it.

Believe
in what’s important
to you
and go all out. Then keep it
to yourself.”

© copyright David F. Barker

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19 comments

  1. susanjanejones · December 18, 2012

    Fabulous.

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  2. Ina · December 18, 2012

    Hi David, I do like this one, it is deep: don’t look for truth. Maybe it is true.
    I would have to look into it 🙂 xx

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  3. dfb · December 18, 2012

    Thank you!

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  4. Jamie Dedes · December 18, 2012

    Francis, this is perfect.
    May I reblog it on “Into the Bardo”
    http://intothebardo.wordpress.com/

    Jamie

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  5. dfb · December 18, 2012

    Hi, yes if you would like to – I would be honoured and grateful for your interest. Thank you!

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  6. Jamie Dedes · December 18, 2012

    I am honored. I think you subscribe, so you’ll know when it goes up – probably Friday or Monday. 🙂

    Thank you!

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  7. dfb · December 18, 2012

    No problem, I’m thankful to you.

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  8. Playamart - Zeebra Designs · December 18, 2012

    One could almost be in the same room when he pointed his fork!
    Great poem, and oh so true!
    (Shhhhhhh!)
    Z

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  9. J Matthew Waters · December 19, 2012

    Beautiful. Love it.

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  10. dfb · December 19, 2012

    Thank you!

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  11. Pete Armetta · December 19, 2012

    He’s got the secret eh? 🙂

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  12. dfb · December 19, 2012

    Yep, listen to the hobo!

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  13. journeyintopoetry · December 19, 2012

    Wise words, great poem!

    Christine

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  14. hypercryptical · December 21, 2012

    A wise man indeed that trap – as is the writer of his story.

    Anna :o]

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  15. kindredspirit23 · December 27, 2012

    Smart tramp!

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  16. MikesFilmTalk · January 5, 2013

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award! Just follow the link – http://mikesfilmtalk.com/2013/01/05/super-sweet-blogger-award-sweeeeet/

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  17. dfb · January 5, 2013

    Hi! Thank you, you are most kind.

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  18. MikesFilmTalk · January 5, 2013

    You are welcome! 😀

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  19. Betty Hayes Albright · January 21, 2013

    David, I love what you have to say in this. Your writing is always excellent.
    (Have missed your poetry – am trying to catch up a bit finally!)

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