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Poem: The Electric Kool Aid meditation Dog by Helen Burke October 22, 2016

Posted by vscorpiozine in Helen Burke, UK poets.
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The Electric Kool Aid meditation Dog

This dog knows.
He just knows.
He is here to unlearn everything.
He knows that time spent running on the sand, is time
Well spent.
He knows that the lead kept in the drawer , will never
Be the boss of him.
He knows that 2 and 2 are a pointless exercise.
He knows that pockets just weigh you down .
He knows that what a dog says is what he means.
His whole life is a meditation .
He wants to travel , but always remain here , by the fire.
He wants to understand the pictures in the flames.
When he unravels string , or chews up a box
This is his way of saying – I am alive and I love you.
More string and boxes would improve the world.
Never assume that there will always be tomorrow
To run on the sand.  
Empty your pockets, bark while you can .
And run.


Helen Burke has been writing poetry for 42 years she also writes short stories, comedy sketches, plays, and does painting and visual art. She has a new collection called “Today the Birds Will Sing ” coming out with Valley Press in the next couple of months.

Her work has been widely published and anthologised.  She has won a number of competitions such as Manchester International, Norwich, Suffolk, the Yorkshire prize, Southport Comedy, Jersey, Devon & Dorset, Torbay and many others.

Her work has been published and distributed in America by www.origamipoems.com, based on Rhode Island, she has 15 chap books with them, having formerly read at Roots in Providence. She has recently been made an honorary member of Ocean State Poets










1. bzniditch - October 23, 2016

Helen Burke exhibits a raucous,dogged and humorous sensibility
in her visual and an unusual ability at her jocular, avuncular poetry.

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