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Little Drummer Boy

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Freely_expressing
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Ever over hills I roam
A broken clockwork toy
Clutching the wooden heart I own
I am the drummer boy

Up and down and up again
My gears grind slowly on
Chorus lost with the refrain
The tune I knew is gone

My drum beats randomly
Out of rhythm with my step
As if some thought distracts me
In my little wooden head

Somehow I can wonder
-Confusing in itself-
Why my maker lets me blunder
Why I dont sit on his shelf

When my drumming is so jerky
Why am I allowed to play?
Unlike most things that arent working
Neither fixed nor put away

Quite often he will find me
Mostly just before a hill
Hell tune me then rewind me
That's why I'm marching still

I promise to keep tune each time
To march on strong and true
But just like that elusive rhyme
I never do come through

I would ask why Im broken
Why he cant replace my parts
But I have this fear, unspoken
That hed ask me for my heart

That hed take away the things in there
The things I think I need
Hed take them out, strip me bare
I feel safer marching free

Perhaps one day I will be brave
And ask him what it takes
Give up all the things I crave
All those things that break

For now I hold them all in close
Except maybe one or two
Confused about what I need most
I soon forget the tune

So ever over hills I roam
This broken clockwork toy
Still clutching to this heart I own
I am the drummer boy
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Margherita
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1 posted 05-12-2013 02:10 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

This is quite beautiful, dear Ben, I enjoyed reading it. And to some extent we certainly can all relate to your Drummer Boy.

Love and Peace.
Margherita

"Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love."
(Rumi)

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