Just another dumb animal, a poem by Daphne Tore / Dean Thorpe
Just another dumb animal, Said the man standing by the wall. Looking out at a scruffy cat, From underneath his old grey hat. His suit so smart, his face so old, Waiting for the train in the cold. Off to do a job that he hates, To put food on his children’s plates. It made me think to hear those words, About the lives of cats and birds. A cat may be a little sad, But would it go completely mad? A dog doesn’t need to pay the bills, Or understand the toxic spills. A mouse would never give a squeak, If you told it that the pound is weak. A snake won’t need a credit card, To help it through when times are hard. A rabbit does not suffer the blues, When it can’t wear the latest shoes. A gerbil would not live on drugs, Paid for by the people he mugs. A bird flies high above the crowds, Looking down from above the clouds. The biggest things that give us stress, Are problems caused by our own mess. We fill our lives, create such fuss, Maybe the dumb animals are us?
Feeling alone, a poem by Daphne Tore / Dean Thorpe
In my life, I’ve met many people Why do I, still feel, so alone In a world, with so many people Why am I, sitting here, all alone Walking past, go so many people How I wish, that I was, safe at home Looking out, at all these people Do they all, feel just, as alone?
The concept of happiness, a poem by Daphne Tore / Dean Thorpe
Happiness means different things, to different people What can fill one person with joy, doesn’t always please all The media tells you to buy, things they claim give you smiles The only person that’s grinning, counts their money in piles Money doesn’t make you happy, and nor does loads of stuff All that will happen in the end, is that payday will be tough What will truly make you happy, what really makes your days Spending time with friends and family, feeling the sunshines rays Do the things that make you happy, enjoy it while you can While thinking about the future, have a flexible plan Don’t worry about the others, live your life for yourself Find what matters deep inside you, don’t worry about wealth Find someone that makes you happy, just find that special one Someone that makes you feel so safe, someone that makes life fun
Colours of my life, a poem by Daphne Tore / Dean Thorpe
Green, colour of life, so fresh and new Red, blood flows so deep, deep within you Blue, how I do feel, life full of doubt Pink, my flesh so weak, mind so worn out Black, my mood can be, so full of pain White, future unknown, random like rain