Routine maintenance

It will do or it will die,
but to do it we must try
because in the trying on
of to do right not wrong
we shall see what fits
what suits us best
this is not a test
this is what it is
and that’s all,
you must make your mind up
take some time,
not get wound up
breathe deeply.

and pray,

Keep me safe
keep me secure
lend a hand
to those unsure
and to the poor,
let me seek out
the weak,
let me give
or offer a shoulder
and on a personal note
let me live until I’m
much older.


© 2020, John Smallshaw.