Come sit down and reflect for a while
Pleasant and slowly let’s bring to the boil
The troubles struggling away and suppressed
Are you indisputable up for the test?
No ducking or diving or even conniving
Shame and guilt pointing fingers of blame
That’s noble someone else’s game
Trampled again and again always the same
The mirror image reflecting the flame
The face of a man burning in pain
Fooling the fool that has travelled the world
Reflection today I think is adjourned
The bartender calls same again my friend.
By Patrick Donovan