Poems of a Young Man: “Don’t Throw Me In” (© KPKeelan)


I am as a child

on a timeless stroll

with an angel called Everyman.

It’s a thoughtful conversation we share.

We’re looking for all the questions

we need to seek,

searching for the spark

of fleeting divinity

in the deep pool of our mutual gaze.

A swirling void opens up before us.

Everyman takes me by the hand

and leads me toward

the frightening maelstrom-

me, trusting

with all my energy-


I don’t care where we go.

To let you lead me is enough.

To have you teach me, I yield.


I am at your mercy.


Don’t throw me in!

Unless that’s where

I need to be.


 (2- 4- 78)



About KPKeelan

Fool, Philosopher, Lover & Dreamer, Benign TROUBLEMAKER, King and Jester of KPKworld, an online portal to visual and linguistic mystery, befuddlement and delight.
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