So I’ve mentioned in my first post that I am an amateur poet. Amateur being the key word here.
I wrote a series of poems from about the age of 23 through to 29. I haven’t written any since but I looked over this series the other day.
The first thing I noticed is that they aren’t quite as good as I once thought they were. But hey, this is Memoirs of the Mind – and that is where these poems came from. So I present them to you.
I formed the poem’s into a book called Beauty and Disruption.
This series follows a journey. The journey from the beginnings of a young, happy and naive youth, through the downfall of a stage lost in grief and self pity, and eventually out the other side.
Here is the first of the series.
CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE (Rory Mouttet)
An act of love is a powerful thing,
a revelation in the joy it brings.
One kind word to a saddened friend,
can make their face light up again.
Compassion is not always returned.
But rarely will you see it spurned.
Just reach out a helping hand.
Lets spread the joy throughout the lands.
Any seed of hope we sow,
will grow up through the rain and snow.
So stand tall in the face of fear,
and you’ll not be caught in its snare.
Turn your back on prejudice.
And we wont have to ball our fists.
Lets release our need to judge.
There’s no need to bear a grudge.
Live life with humility.
We, no matter how diverse…
Are children of the universe.