Author Archives: Ben Naga

Fellow Travellers: Shadorma

FELLOW TRAVELLERS

We’re always
Travelling alone
Companions
Merely serve
To distract us from what is
Inescapable

We’ve All Come Across Him: Senryu

WE’VE ALL COME ACROSS HIM

He’s very clever
But he’s not half as clever
As he thinks he is

One Hundred : Four By Six

A Valentine’s Day poem?

Certainly. (Who needs clichés)

ONE HUNDRED

He was seventy-two
While she was twenty-eight.
A round number – Perfect!
Though only they thought that.

Attached: Senryu

ATTACHED

Miss you every day
Though my glass is half full
It is half empty

Portmanteau: Shadorma

PORTMANTEAU

I carry
Enjoyment with me
Wherever
I wander
And very seldom fail to
Find a use for it

Disgusting: Four By Six

DISGUSTING

You call it disgusting
But was it disgusting
Up until the moment
You called it disgusting?

A Letter Away: Senryu

A LETTER AWAY

Beware and be alert
Posting: so close to posing
That they can switch rôle

The Shite House n Lackeys: Senryu

THE SHITE HOUSE N LACKEYS

Need taking in hand
Badly behaved children
I blame the parents

House Of Mirrors

HOUSE OF MIRRORS

What if “self”
And “other”
Are no more
Than preprogrammed
Constructs?

And where
Is this pasture
Within which
Less than contentedly
We graze?

And who believes
They conjure
These constructs?
And who
Did the programming?

Don’t recall
School
Or church
Ever covering
Such trivia.

Three Steps To Love

THREE STEPS TO LOVE

One: I think
I love you.

Two: I learn
to love myself.

Three: I know
we are one.

%d bloggers like this: