My Quiet Desperation

You were right Thoreau when you wisely declared
That “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.”
Why then should I care
If I bleed and despair
Or come to the realization
From careful calculation
That my life is filled with confusion
Where my mind and heart
Collaborate and come to a conclusion
Or perhaps even a delusion!
And thus lead me astray
Making me lose my way
Towards voluntary seclusion
Where I can diminish the affliction
Of love’s addiction
And softly dull the pain
Of a crumbled foundation
By beginning to think if love can exist
And decide for myself if I can ever resist
Or succeed to suppress or diminish the risk
Of upcoming dreams of some new temptation
And the prospect of sublime recreation
Which may creep in to stir
My quiet desperation.



© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

Awww...got it and loved it!


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Awful Poet 6 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

Beautiful Piece


cransonboy 4 years ago

verse doesn't get any finer than this.


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Hello again, Maria. This poem resonates with me as I believe it expresses many of the same sentiments as one I wrote a while back but expressed in much more elegantly here. So glad that Colin pointed me your way!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

As a man, I find myself in illusion and delusion.

Loved your thought provoking poem.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Hello Maria, Your work is beautiful. I can see why you have started writing lyrics. Your poems have a very musical feel to them.

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