Message in a Bottle

These crumpled words adrift in time
At sea on waves of bottled rhyme
My message to an unborn child
An island echo from the wild

Beware of those who claim the truth
Who always speak with certainty
Embrace the dreams of hopeful youth
But don’t get lost in fantasy

Stay clear of those who feed the grey
Who only praise the dutiful
Rejoice in random acts of play
And treasure all that’s beautiful

Stand up for those who would be free
Who only need a chance to shine
Oppose all forms of slavery
Especially thoughts that chain the mind

Look up to those who serve to lead
Who nurture buds and water shoots
Find love and tend it like a seed
That takes its time to put down roots

These bottled words, uncorked at last
Imbued with wishes from the past
A phantom speech upon the shore
My invitation to explore.

Wayne Visser © 2013


String, Donuts, Bubbles and Me: Favourite Philosophical Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together philosophical poems by Wayne Visser. In this anthology, he muses on subjects ranging from space, angels and destiny to time, science and meaning in life. According to scientists / The world’s made of string / That buzzes and fuzzes / Or some such strange thing / It’s also a donut / That curls round a hole / With middles and riddles / Just like a fish bowl / And there’s no mistaking / It’s more than 3-D / With twenty or plenty / Dimensions unseen / Still others insist / It’s really a bubble / That’s popping and bopping / Through the lenses of Hubble. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.