Alan .S. Jeeves

Be my compass


I am reckless, you are wise

I am feckless, you advise ~

Tell me all you will...

Show me all your skill.


I am foolish, you are gifted

I am mulish, you're unscripted ~

Tell me where I'm wrong...

Show me I belong.


I am worthless, you are rich

I am mirthless, you bewitch ~

Tell me all you know...

Show me where to go.


I'm pragmatic, you are wary

I am static, you can vary ~

Tell me your mind...

Show me your kind.


I am plain, you are sculptured

I'm arcane, you are cultured ~

Tell me of your faith...

Show me your wraith.


I'm astray, you are found

I'm midway, you're profound

So tell me what to say...

Show me the way.





  • orchidee

    A fine write Alan. Yep, you mean me? I'm the fount of all wisdom. I already knew that. It can't be denied!
    Now I'm too big for me boots - pass me large slice of humble pie! heehee.

    • Alan .S. Jeeves

      Hello Steve, thanks for the advise. I'm a lost soul, you know. It's a bleak place here in Yorkshire.

      Ex animo, Alan

      • orchidee

        You in a tent out on the Moors? Did you go to the doc? A guy did. He said 'Doc, I feel stressed'. Doc said 'Well. stop living in tents then (instense)' lol.

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      • Fay Slimm

        Romantic allusions in a most readable style - - or maybe a prayerful entreaty - whatever the reason this plea for togetherness makes excellent poetry my friend.

        • Alan .S. Jeeves

          Thanks for calling Fay. I did this 'last year' for a friend of a certain faith who is also blessed with a rich E. European culture. I believe that discretion is the better part of valour.

          Ex animo, Alan

        • Maxine Smith

          They say opposites attract.
          Love this poetical story of romance.

          • Alan .S. Jeeves

            Thank you for visiting and commenting Maxine.
            You are so kind.

            Kind regards, Alan

            • Maxine Smith

              Your welcome.

            • LAWLESS

              I really enjoyed how you put this together. I’ve been searching for “the way” for many years. Let me know if that person has found it. Religions always disappoint.

              • Alan .S. Jeeves

                HNY Lawless. Thank you for reading and talking. I'm pleased you enjoyed the poem and I am humbled that you chose it for a fave, thank you for that also.

                Kind regards, Alan

              • Clara

                I really like this. The opposition between the two, ending each with a question. Seeking perfection within a world of such differences and directions. The ideal of someone being everybody's compass through life is a wonderful idea. Great stuff Alan excuse my interpretation :)

                • Alan .S. Jeeves

                  Thank you for reading Clara. I have missed your valuable comments on mine and others work.
                  Hope you are here to stay.

                  Kind regards, Alan

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