Power fades, but desperately we do seek
to hold the reigns of fate with blood stained hands,
the stench of selfishness we cannot beat,
a casualty of desire’s demands.

What truth is found in strength other than mass
relative to weight? What awareness lies
in the space between thoughts, where circumstance
demotes knowledge bereft of worldly ties?

As death looms in confident certainty,
we reflect on our foolish endeavors,
and fathom with a useless urgency
that love had been the greatest of pleasures.

All of our names, in time, will be erased,
hallowed are the moments we choose to taste.

18 Comments

  1. Hmm… I enjoyed all aspects of this piece, and find the ending deeply clever. However, I think my favorite part is “What awareness lies in the space between thoughts, where circumstance demotes knowledge bereft of worldly ties?” This speaks so pointedly of the human condition and how greatly we limit our spiritual realization by being absorbed in the madness around us. So nice to see a post from you! 😀

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    1. Of course that would be the line that you like the most. That bit didn’t flow all the way with the Shakespearean sonnet but I went for philosophy over flow there. Didn’t even consider revising it, whereas the other lines I kept going back and force on.

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      1. Haha… don’t act like you know what I like! :-p. I understand exactly. That happens with me often… an excellent groove, and then – stump. My last piece took me about a week as well because it began with raw emotion, but as I returned to it, it became more “heady” & I started thinking more about cadence and impact. The stuff that just spills out naturally always has the best feel. But who can ever go wrong with Shakespeare and philosophy! 🙂

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