I Just Don’t Care

I just don’t care
who you follow
the stuff that you say
and what you think
that you know
In the deepest despair
from way down below
through haunted streets
I’ve driven that manic
and heavy traffic
to a place where
even the light retreats
And I’ve known
the sweetest caress
of a gentle whisper
that roared like a tempest
through my very soul

Have those things
that you begged
borrowed and stolen
and the approval
for which you’ve striven
all taken a heavy toll?
So, no . . .
I don’t care
who you follow
what you’ve laid bare
or what you’ve taken
Can all those things
ever make you whole?

No … I don’t care
where you’ve been
I don’t care
who you’ve seen
I just don’t care
who you follow
the stuff that you say
and what you think
that you know
I’ll love you anyway
and go against the flow

~ David B. Redpath © 2018-2020

“I can’t run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned,
they’ve summoned up
a thundercloud, and
they’re going to hear from me.
Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack,
a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”

~ Leonard Cohen

“But I tell you, love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute
you, that you may be children of
your Father in heaven. He causes
his sun to rise on the evil and
the good, and sends rain on the
righteous and the unrighteous.”

~ Jesus

A Pre-Corona Malaga Vino Fiesta

“Love is all there is,
it makes the world go ’round.
Love and only love, it can’t be denied
No matter what you think about it
you just won’t be able to do without it.
Take a tip from one who’s tried.”

~ Bob Dylan

Nice day for a Mayan Wedding

A nice day to start again

‘Ten Years After’
~ by David B. Redpath © 2018-2020

200 thoughts on “I Just Don’t Care”

  1. The poem gave me a different feeling in my current state of mind than it did the last time, I can’t remember why. But the artwork is as beautiful as ever. :)) 🌷💛

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    1. Thank you precipitatously, JTT 😎
      Both the good 😇 and the evil 😈
      even the occasional weasel 🐹
      can end up in hospital 🤒 😷
      and on a respirator 🏥
      May the rains always fall gently
      on your pasture ☔ 🙏


  2. Love your poem it isn’t really important what people think they believe as opinions change direction like the wind when search for our own truth. The words of Leonard Cohen and Jesus go so well with your own. Great artwork and photos. The Art very meaningful to me. Bless you.

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  3. Hi David, most lyrical, love the message, and most grateful that it’s so. It’s interesting where affirmations of belief come from, thank you. Lovely wedding photos! I’m sure Billy would approve, just thinking about where I was when I first heard, “White Wedding”. Are you a fan of Alvin Lee? Wishing you well. ~ Mia

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    1. Nothing gets past you, Mia 😎
      I did name that artwork in honour
      of Alvin Lee’s ‘Ten Years After’.
      I grew up with his guitar work 🎸
      reverberating in my ear. Along
      with Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix,
      Eric Clapton, and of course, Carlos.
      ‘Duane Allman, An Anthology’ is
      one of my favourite albums. Its an
      eclectic guitar centric compilation.


  4. That challenge to love our enemies is not easily accomplished. But “We love Him because He first loved us. If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?” (1 John 4: 19-20).

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    1. I particularly like this Amplified
      translation from Colossians…

      Christ is the exact living image
      [the essential manifestation]
      of the unseen God [the visible
      representation of the invisible],
      the firstborn [the preeminent one,
      the sovereign, and the originator]
      of all creation.


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