Free Verse: Life Prevails

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alas…
i think to hide behind Bastet
and ignore the sadness that life daily presents
of youthful folly that is too serious
so i banter
and speak of happiness.
but think you i have no eyes to see
life’s daily senseless tragedies
that tears might not fall
from these  old eyes
that have seen more than can be disguised?
oh lovely youth, your helplessness
scares me more than gives me bliss!
Your fragile confidence is based
on longings to find that special place
rightfully yours if you may conquer it…
but you, like i when i was young,
know not from where the  win will come…
and fear inside you that you might be won
and so in the end be lost.
and of those who are less fortunate…
i’ve known you, you are part of my intimate
the part of me who looks and sighs
that part of me that helplessly cries
for talent lost in indolence
because you’ve lost your innocence
and wallow now in impotence…
and so have chosen to live
but yet have died.
and now…
as tears grow cold
alas as i grow old…
i know
that life is  just this,
this solitary bliss…
LIFE
a thoughtless bane
which continues just the same
though tragedy

prevails.

8 thoughts on “Free Verse: Life Prevails

  1. I found this to be gut wrenching and sad (am I off the mark?). I wish I had written it! So glad to have found you through the Drinking Poets 🙂

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    • You’re not off the mark…the tragedy that is life is constantly surrounding us, our place sometimes is just to observe and as the Zen masters teach realize that we are all here, trying to make some sense out of it all…when there is no sense to be made. We are all in a sea of emotions…and sometimes the sea is placid, sometimes a roaring maelstrom that would drown anyone foolhardy enough to try to sail in it. But sail we must until the end, yes…you’re not off the mark.

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    • W.P. is having a hayday…when I first looked at this comment it said (and still does) that it was a comment on my post “How to Find A Lost Pet” never wrote anything about lost pets!

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