The Conchers *
by Allan Cropper
I asked my mum, “How will I know
If I do something wrong?”
She told me that my conchers would
Help me to get along.
“Just listen to your conchers and
you’ll know what you should do.”
I don’t know who my conchers are.
Some people I once knew?
“Where will I find my conchers, Mum?
Are they under my bed?
Are conchers real or make believe?
Are they inside my head?”
And then one day I heard a voice
That stopped me on the spot.
“If I were you I’d think again.
Perhaps you just should not”.
I looked around, no one was there
to say a single word.
I knew then that my conchers were
the voices that I heard.
“Listen to your heart” is the
advice that I now give.
I think that deep within the heart
is where the conchers live.