I never gave my heart
The benefit of expression
Compromised every note
With a bedeviled chorus
Under the premise of logic
I outwitted instinct
But was none the wiser
Of the faces worn
None are so enduring
As the Godhead
I fashion labyrinths
Of human hair and insulation
Chasing monosyllabic stars
Under the council of sheep
Still bodhichitta remains
I left my hands in cement
To harden as if they were
A personalized monument
For a depersonalized farce
I ceased all intrinsic endeavor
Heel toe…heel toe..heel toe
Boots greased by a mercurial skyline
The end was of my own making
Still the beginning follows
What have I learned
In the passage of time
In the snarl of sand
As it plummets from
One hemisphere into the next?
To accept yourself
For no other truth fits
I am never satisfied with my philosophical poems something I need to work on
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powerful and so well written~
Thanks Cindy that is very kind =)
I think that is the point about philosophical poems Yves, we are never satisfied becaaue the discussion they initiate keeps going on. You did a fine job with this in fact you have inspired me to write something.
Awww thank you Michael that is so kind of you XD
Beautifully written Yves…there is no truth but life itself and no one can understand but the fraction of life, and that only is a maybe, which we inhabit. Loved your poem!
Thanks Georgia and so true
It was inspiring and well written. I agree with Michael’s thoughts as well.
Thanks a lot XD
I think you should be satisfied with that, more than satisfied in fact …wonderful, the first and last stanzas in particular are so resonant! 🙂
Thank you Helen you are so kind =)
ha. monosyllablic stars….smiles….those opening lines hook….our hearts need that benefit of expression lest they lose their voice….the acceptance of self is huge as well…
Thanks Brian and I agree the heart needs expression
Yes , great poem , accepting yourself is the most important truth !
So powerful, and quite a few of the lines in there stood out to me, like chasing monosyllabic stars and the snarl of sand… Very, very beautiful! Bravo!
Awww thank you CC XD
Powerful, especially the last stanza. 🙂
Thanks so much XD
Wow! I think you need to work on being satisfied with the work rather than working on the work. ok…I am not sure if that made any sense, but I loved it. I would be satisfied with it….even very happy with it! 🙂 Shutting up now. 😀
Awwww thank you (hugs)
I have to say, you’re really outdoing yourself as of late, this was incredible. I love the artwork as well.
You’re starting to delve deeper into yourself and getting a little abstract, I love it!!!! It’s right up my alley.
Oh wow thank you so much XD I feel those last 2 poems where more positive which is a side of me I don’t express as much in my poetry
Well, whatever you did, go deeper
Thank you =)