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Still Heard?

Well, yes, I think we are, and by saying ‘we’,

I add my name to the list,


Though the tacit welcome is there for all,

The sword in the stone.

‘Just take a piece of paper and a pen!’

“The unacknowledged legislators of the world.”

That’s pushing it a wee bit far,

Don’t you think?

Better to be one of those

Who keep “children from play and old men from the chimney corner”.

A trickle still flows

In the riverbed,

Almost dry now.

Even in these arid times

Of deafening music

Played full blast,

And 15-minute celebrities.

The stream still flows,

And if it is enjoyed,

Its voice will still be heard.