Sand Paper Hands

From “Time Gentlemen Please”

Nicholas Chapman – artist, sculptor, poet.

Sand paper hands that did it all
Thinking is was all just one big ball
But never did he think of this child
Ten years old but now feeling defiled
Feeling on your own for so very long
With these feelings so unclean so strong
Wanting nothing but to just get along
Young child just frightened to bang his gong
Then came the time to reveal all after thirty years
Disbelief became the devastator with such tears
But struggle on the child continued to do
Because to survive is thankfully a better zoo