A dam ssong (201020)

I hear the clatter of the rain
Feel the tug that summer’s flown
In my castle shut away
In England where my heart lies

I am not smart or rich or clean
Like all those faces on the screen
My life’s a humdrum tapestry
It sticks like so much shit to flies

Another day another day
Through my window to the world
Another great crowd chants and cheers
Triumphant songs never heard

So many dreams lie half awake
Whispers of neglected sleep
Loved ones smile and shy away
Waiting out those fairer skies

We stay inside for brighter days
Bearing pain we don’t understand
Lucky when we’re making bread
Sharing stories learning lies

And tomorrow is a world away
A world of hours wrapped in a day
A world of wonder to be loved
Caught in the storm-eye of the wise