Misquoting Auden


Misquoting Auden

We must care for one another, or we die.
Easy to say. Harder to live. Here’s why –

some folk like power-play, thrive on contention
others resent being helped, as condescension

while most of those who claim they love mankind
to individual wants and needs are blind

and death will happen anyway – the fact
is it will always be a solo act.

Tom Vaughan


If you have any thoughts on this poem, Tom Vaughan would be pleased to hear them.