Proverbs 14:15 MSG
Backward Hieronymus Black
This guy that I know, named Hieronymus Black
Has the most amazing knack
Of turning his head so it faces in
The direction that he has already been.
So it’s hard to get where he wants to be
‘Cause his past is all that he can see.
He trips, he stumbles, he walks into walls.
He has the most horrendous falls.
But never does Harry turn forward his head.
He says he prefers to look backward instead.
And though it’s a marvelous, wondrous stunt,
It would be better yet if his face, faced front.
Then he could go walking or running so fast!
Into the future instead of the past.
He could open his eyes! He could take in the sights
Of all of the possibles, maybes and mights.
But it never will be. Oh, alas and alack!
For Harry insists that his head face the back.
Dean Feldmeyer is the author of 5 novels, 4 non-fiction books, three plays, and over 100 essays, articles, poems, and short stories, some of which can be found on this web site.