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26 Aug16

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Beware

Beware The world unravels when you pull a thread,
unpick the weft and weave that time put there;
stitch lies to fill the spaces in your head.
 
You question now the things your parents said,
the things you thought immutable, and fair;
the world unravels when you pull a thread.
 
You ridicule the precepts you’ve been fed,
friends fall away, you say you do not care;
stitch lies to fill the spaces in your head.
 
You long to make a difference, forge ahead,
do something brave, bear what you have to bear;
The world unravels when you pull a thread.
 
Will there be crowns to wear when you are dead,
and virgins in the cloudy realms of air?
Dream dreams to gild the spaces in your head,
 
tear down old ways, build something new instead,
believe it will be better, but beware,
the world unravels when you pull a thread;
stitch lies to fill the spaces in your head.

 

Jenna Plewes

in anthology Four Corners Poems in celebration of
the 50th anniversary of St Cross College, Oxford
, 2015,
St Cross College, Oxford, ISBN 978-0-993009-2-1