Despair

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    Despair

    Where now have flown the joy and hope of youth
    and the bright mornings, pregnant with anticipation?
    All is tedium and sorrow, difficult and complicated
    Suckish.

    My poets pen lies desiccated,
    denied time to think, feel or be
    This world is unkind, cruel even
    Populated by robots of greed and apathy

    Sssh, don't trouble yourself
    All storms pass and the strong will weather them out
    What care I for strength
    expended for naught but bare survival

    I want my smile back
    the feel of sun and wind and water on my face
    I want to live, not merely exist
    I am diminished - tarnished

    dissatisfied
    and
    disillusioned

    the abyss beckons
    shall I heed it's siren call?
    Turn away from this sorry place
    Do we truly live many lives?

    Or is it just this one?
    The longer I live, the less I know
    of truth, beauty or love
    intangible fragile ideals

    That must be put away with the toys of childhood
    if we are to function as adults
    and yet....I will refuse to pretend
    that I do not feel their loss

    and find all of life
    meaningless in their absence
    I despair
    too much to hold on

    Have I believed in a God
    who is no more
    than wishful thinking
    and looked for sense
    where there is none?

    Faith is for children....
    who don't know
    that there is no Santa Claus
    and that there will be no Christmas.

    my children....what shall I teach you that is true?
    I have no answers
    perhaps that is the only truth I know.

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    spbsdude commented on Despair

    01-03-2011

    Deep, dark, and sad, a mood I know all too well. But there is Santa Claus, he Like Christ exists in everyone of us who believe. Santa is a spirit as much as anything, the spirit of Christmas. But sometimes I know that it is easy not to believe, when life is suckish (love the word), but hang on/ It's darkest before the dawn. Merry Christmas ten days late.

    TinaD commented on Despair

    12-19-2010

    Yes, this poem truly feels like despair. Sometimes we see what we look for....write a poem on joy!

    tenderpoison

    12/29/2010

    I write what I know.

    devaamido commented on Despair

    12-19-2010

    This is the age of Kali Yuga: You're not alone. Any & every sentient being is going through this. It's worth it! Just keep walking, one foot after the other. "Tha Fat Lady ain't sang yit"!!

    tenderpoison

    12/19/2010

    Oh, I'm hanging in - just feeling worn out and run down lately.

    kdarcy commented on Despair

    12-13-2010

    You always keep it real, life has dealt you a hand you bet on ... and sometimes are left holding, even a loser, remember the cards when they are Ace high. I love the details you penned so clearly, be well my friend, its been awhile k

    HarverTomsson commented on Despair

    12-10-2010

    Can we look to Kelvin instead of Farenheit, and then measure from the bottom, rather than the top? Peace, love, and light. Sometime joy is elusive, and we just have to count details AS SUCH. Artistically, the dark muse is attractive, but I'm suspecting it ages you for the wearing.

    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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