Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

Going Strong

Michael Levy

They thought he was
as mad as a hatter
but he explained;
it's just the mercury
in my teeth speaking.

They wondered why he
wore such strong spectacles
He answered,
my eyes are not my vision.

They thought him deaf as a door post
And were amazed how he could
answer all their questions.
He illustrated how you can
listen in silence to wisdom
and let your eyes
feed your ears.

They asked if he
consumed any dairy products
He said, cows eat grass.

They supposed he was not normal
Because he smiled all the time.
He declared,
The people I encounter
ask such funny questions.

They enquired;
What is your secret
of living to 110 years of age?
He replied;
The Gods are in a frenzy
trying to repair humanity's
crazy foolishness...
And they simply forgot
to call me home!


Michael Levy is the author of seven books. His inspirational poetry and essays now grace many assorted web sites, journals, and magazines throughout the world. He is expert columnist for Positive Health magazine, the leading complimentary health publication in the UK. Levy has also been published by the The Royal Collage of Psychiatry many times over the past three years. His new books, The Joys of Live Alchemy and Ultra-Violet Haiku Delights, are now available at all bookstores.

© Michael Levy

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