A gang of thieves deprive us with dare;
Constantly racing about here and there;
Always distracting us, it’s so unfair!
Peace from them is extremely rare.
They confuse us with great flare
Fluttering about like a bird pair;
For calm they have no care,
Scattering it about as they tear.
Usually we are unaware
They blind us even as we stare;
Competing for attention they must share;
Holding us to ransom, they scare!
Rendering any reflection bare;
Darting about in thin air,
Depriving us with bold glare.
More skittish than a breeding mare.
Tempted to touch shiny hair;
Taste that juicy pear;
Smell that fresh fare;
What colour to wear?
We hold our senses as so dear
As we obsess to hear and leer
Masterfully try to control or steer,
For they preoccupy I fear!
It’s mind, taste, touch, smell, sound and sight
They steal our attention, demanding the spotlight.
Our six senses have all the gear
To prevent one becoming a calm wise seer!