On life and its vagaries

It’s A Sad Tale

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Like always

This pall would also pass

This gloom would definitely fade

And there would be sunshine on the morrow

Or so we hope

Yeah I know

That’s how we go on

That’s how we console ourselves

Time is inexorable

It doesn’t rewind

It doesn’t stall

It presses its dagger’s end

To a weak spot on our back-

Egging us ever on

I  know this too, that it’s a sad tale

From the drooling little thing

To a dead old thing

And none knows what animates it in-between

Some call it life

Some gives it some purpose

But all would yet

Walk backwards to their own separate ends

That’s how the drama is played

From time immemorial

Never a respite

Never an off day

Never an answer to

Our tremulous thoughts ……………..


Written by Sam

January 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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  1. When digging a grave take time to look up to the stars…

    T x


    January 12, 2010 at 9:51 pm

  2. I usually find all the stars within myself, thank you. As for that “All Time Low” thing, I don’t have it. But I may still write about it…likes to explore moods, whether of mine or of others


    January 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm

  3. That’s good, and my comment is not specifically for you, but for those who may read your deep poem and feel an affinity for that sort of time, and perhaps remember the stars too….


    January 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm

  4. Now, Teresa, after going through the post once more, I see the point you make. It portrays the utter futility of human life somewhat harshly, as though there is no escape from it 🙂 And such could not be the case.

    Yet I wouldn’t call it deep; it only stresses the facts as they relate to our ordinary life. There could be something beyond, but a bit of shock might be needed to bring that across………

    I had to rescind the one I wrote for today, it too had a strong pessimistic streak in it 🙂


    January 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm

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