to each, unique perspective
to each, a solo flight
for each of us the questions
that give meaning to this life

assume there is no answer
and that there never was
no reason for our misery
no justice from above

imagine the judge is make believe
the truth you hold, turned lie
imagine there's no answer
no how, no when, no why

imagine all you thought you knew
about yourself - destroyed
 your brittle, hollow nothingness
consumed within the void

don't touch me please
don't make a sound
it's all that I can take
everything I thought I was
now utterly forsake

no purpose now for drawing in
another single breath
no reason to keep trying
I'll just sit and wait on death

oblivion's temptation
surrender to despair
it doesn't really matter
I was never really there

why fight inevitability
this ticket goes one way
I'd just as soon get on with it
that live on without faith

separate from everything
hide inside your mind
fill it up with fantasy
pretend this world is kind

don't bump me, please
don't crowd my space
I have no grace to shine
it seems I was mistaken
it was all just wasted time

lost, broken



there are no answers.

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Musicmynded1 commented on paradigm


Hmm................................................................ Nice Poetry scheme, lines of beauty, however, to each of us the power of mind therein lies the Paradigm.



gettin' there :)

spbsdude commented on paradigm


So true, and so beautifully written. So many stanzas that resonate with me and in effect change my own paradigm of self.



thanks Dude - I always appreciate your comments :)

Rhymer commented on paradigm


Excellent write, excellent read and I have discovered a paradigm is more than twenty cents. Into my favs.



lol - took me a minute, but ....good one :)

gogant commented on paradigm


Like a lost soul grappling for the handrail that isn't there.........You've molded a fine melodious song within this poem of yours, dear poison..................................................gogant



and you've summarized my position most eloquently :) ty

ginga commented on paradigm


tender, Emotions come unraveled and numb in this most expert of personal soul searching poems. I find this fantastic, like walking through a warped maze not knowing where to turn for the truth. ginga 10++



welcome then, Ginga, to my current state of existence :) all these loose ends are quite fun to play with - not so enjoyable to try to tie up though.

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

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