Brian Laidlaw

Poet | Songwriter | Educator

STATE MOTTO

 

Is it something like an antique rose

Or is it more like a common daisy

Does it rarify your prose

Or does it make your thoughts seem hazy?

 

What is the state of your heart

What is the state flower of your heart?

 

Is it something like winter taupe

Or is it more like hot vermillion

Does it make you feel like a dope

Does it make you feel one in a billion?

 

What is the state of your heart

What is the state color of your heart?

 

Is it something like the country crow

Or is it more like the city pigeon

Does it clarify what you know

Or does it make you prone to indecision?

 

What is the state of your heart

What is the state bird of your heart?

 

Is it something like the knotted oak

Or something more like the great sequoia 

Does it make you feel entirely broke

Or feel like anybody would employ ya?

 

What is the state of your heart

What is the state tree of your heart?

 

Is it something like love thyself

Or is it more like love thy brethren

Does it make your home a hell  

Or does it make your home a heaven?

 

What is the state of your heart

What is the state motto of your heart?