Toys

Written by: Keith Bickerstaffe



"Teach us to care and not to care;
  teach us to sit still."
                                 -T.S. Eliot


Too much of everything, no equanimity, 
ipods and emails engulfing your brain; 
snafus and bottlenecks, traffic and tie-ups,
endless confusion will drive you insane.

Perhaps it would be best to pause for a moment,
to give up your place to the lean and the mean,
to covet silence and calm and simplicity,
shun chaos and pressure and strive to go green! 

Take refuge in reading, or simply go shopping,
have fun with your children and make lots of noise,
play ball with your neighbor, take walks in the country
and nurture your inner child, play with your toys!