January 5th, 2017

poetry, exceptindreams

Keeping Quiet | Robert Bly

“Keeping Quiet”
Robert Bly

A friend of mine says that every war
Is some violence in childhood coming closer.
Those whoppings in the shed weren’t a joke.
On the whole, it didn’t turn out well.

This has been going on for thousands
Of years! It doesn’t change. Something
Happened to me, and I can’t tell
Anyone, so it will happen to you.