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What Would You Take

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What Would You Take

What would you leave behind
If you could only choose three things?
would it be gold, jewelery or some such like?
or some of the more mundane things.

Image that you will be on an isolated island
what three things would serve you best?
would it be clothes, cooking utensils and bedding?
all of the above could be of great use.

For me I would take my dogs, large piece of canvas
and lastly I would take music, that I could not do without
my dogs for company and to hunt for the table
the canvas would help fashion a shelter for us all.

The rest would come with time and hard work
the sea would supply a great variety of food
rich soil to till and grow crops of wheat and corn
fruit trees to gather plums, oranges and mangoes 

Plenty of wood to gather for fires to cook on
I would dig a pit and place rocks in there
with a nice flat stone to seal it, let it burn down
and hey presto you have an oven in which to bake

Sit back and relax with some coconut wine
until the food is ready, tuck in and enjoy
the fruits of your labor as you enjoy some music
and watch the sunset as dusk falls

So when you stop and think on what to take
just remember that nature supplies us
with most of what we need, think deep and hard
before you decide trappings of life versus nature 

written 09/20/2013

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  1. Date: 9/21/2013 2:39:00 PM
    aaahhhhh........coconut wine....you do paint a fine picture of island life.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/21/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Wayne quite easy to make and very potent it has to be a very young milk coconut not a nut. You got me dreaming now lol Ty for review Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 11:18:00 PM
    Yes Shadow that choice would be mine, my dog for company , canvas or similar for shelter, music is a must to listen to and to feel not alone......Seren

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 7:36:00 PM
    We take the things that money can't buy for granted, and over appreciate thing that dwindle in value. I like the world you've created!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/21/2013 5:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Marlon the tools of survival are not the trappings of life. Its the ability of being able to adapt that leads to success ty for your review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 3:48:00 PM
    EXCELLENT PIECE LINDA

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/20/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    tnx Liam much appreciated