Softer Seeds

When I was a boy of my Fathers eye, 

Many strands and grey ago,

He walked the world with a softer step,

A softer step with me in tow.

This is how we did wander, 

And wander we did go.


When I was a lad of my Fathers hands,

Many yesterdays and seasons come,

I learned his words and wisdom,

Forgetting them as I did go.

How I still wander forgetful, 

Forgetting as I go.


When I was a man of more a lad,

With all my Fathers worry and woe,

I learnt life can be unforgiving,

Unforgiving from the seeds I did sow

And how I have been reaping,

Reaping as I go.


Now I am a man that has fell and fallen from my Fathers tree and apples eye,

I see the lessons he was teaching, teaching through clearest sky.

I wish I listened harder, pin pricked and ears true,

How I would be able to wander wiser, wander wiser a man I would go,

And how my seeds would be softer, 

Would be softer my seeds to sow.

Copyright © 2017 Charlie Hasler.

32 thoughts on “Softer Seeds

      1. Interpreted it as ‘fingers crossed’ anyway ! I was thinking about your work the other day after the articles I did on ‘Punk poetry’ and ‘northern style’ poetry and it does remind me of the Mersey poets of the 60’s (fitting I know) and certainly lends itself to performance poetry. I know it isn’t your thing, mine neither but you could always check out that scene, chat maybe someone will read them for you. Just another way of spreading the noise.

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      2. I am going to have a look online and see what is local to me, so I take it I would just contact them and say got some stuff want to read it kind of thing?

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    1. Not at all my mate, honestly I think it’s a cracking idea. Truth is I haven’t thought past much further than publishers etc. I am having a sit down next Saturday and selecting my personal favourites to send off for their consideration. If that fails then I will go the self publishing route like amazon etc.


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