Pascal Derrien

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So Tell Me

So Tell Me


So tell me little boy?

Do you think life is a perpetual decoy?

Will the future be built out of a kit?

Or do you think it will be based on our own merit?

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So tell me young teen?

Is it bright or grim when you are fourteen?

What will you plant and make it grow?

When you drop your mask after Halloween?

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So tell me young man ?

Will the world drink from the same can?

Or the thirst for ambition

Will outclass the spirit of the nation?

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So tell me old lady

What will you write in your book daily?

A breeze that is fresh and free?

Or an air conditioned typed written diary?

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So tell me mummy what do you see in me?

A human spirit agile & free

Tell me mummy what do they see?

A foreign baby who travelled on the sea?

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So tell me who do YOU want to be?

A global citizen open and witty who loves his enemy

Park your pity, it is well beyond our range

As I do too feel the winds of change

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Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #17

#19
a point of view as valid as others indeed Brian McKenzie I am colour blind that may explain :-)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #16

#17
Donna-Luisa Eversley sure thing it is up to us to influence now :-)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #15

#9
great minds alike Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman well yours not mine :-)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #14

#10
a fine writer this Dean Owen get the treasures from the vault out :-)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #13

#11
Aurorasa Sima with you comment I agree and I would like to say Merci :-)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #12

#12
Ken Boddie indeed however the idealist in me would like to hope :-)

Ken Boddie

4 years ago #11

No need for us to ask, Pascal, what these winds of change may bring? If we would only look to our past and learn from it. A deep and thought provoking post.

Dean Owen

4 years ago #10

I pity the old, and yet I respect the old. But when I am old, will it be wise to envy the young? My time would be done. Dean Owen (circa 1979)

Well done, Pascal. Seems we may have a blending of thoughts. I published this poem on my site 1/18/2017 Exoneration of hapless souls Redefined obtainable goals A smidgen of musing in the mix A fractured world can be fixed Balanced hope must not be nixed

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #8

#7
many thanks for dropping, sharing and telling me \ud83d\udc1d Fatima Williams :-)

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #7

A global citizen open and witty who loves his enemy ! Wonderful poem Pascal Derrien So I tell you Pascal I enjoyed the read 🤗

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #6

#5
many thanks hope you did not go to far ☺Gert Scholtz

Gert Scholtz

4 years ago #5

Pascal Derrien You had my mind spinning in many directions with this one - a wonderful poem and I enjoyed the read Pascal.

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #4

#3
thank you so much Laurent Boscherini turbulent times ahead indeed I believe, albeit the need to get a solid compass to go thru it :-)

Laurent Boscherini

4 years ago #3

Thank you Pascal Derrien for sharing your beautiful writing so poetic as sensitive against rough times to reset the compass with perspectives.

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #2

#1
thanks very much Devesh just a few words very quickly put together on paper not Victor Hugo yet ☺

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

4 years ago #1

Awesome

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