Poetry from Thailand

Original poetry written in and about rural Thailand.

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Location: Chong Khae, Nakhonsawan, Thailand

Friday, March 17, 2017


Take Our Home Quiz

Home is:

A.         a cubical
B.         the cab of a Mack truck or other vehicle
C.         anyplace in front of a camera, including
D.         in the kitchen
E.          sadly, none of the above

Home is the place where, when you have
to go there, they have to take you in or so
it once was.  But if now you’re sick or old
or for Gawd sakes one of them loony-toons
dementia types get thee to a nursing home.
Hope you can afford it Pal, but you can’t stay
here.  Don’t let the swinging doors hit you
from behind on the way out.

FG        3/18/2017

My apologies to Robert Frost (Death of the hired hand).  The Thais take care of the
grands – kids and elderly - at home (even if home is little more than a tin shack).  As with most things, something is gained, but something is lost.