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Poem: The Lives of Men

Updated on May 27, 2010


The lives of men are silly still

Calmly bounding up a hill

What arrows edge can blur this glory

How can one thousand weasels tell one story?


Were not my breast to heave in struggle

My grandest choice to live and wish

She cannot fathom the depths of taking

Her only breath is still a gift.

So march on and mysteriously unravel

The packages of days gone like dust in tornado's wake

It’s not enough to feel your feelings

But feel them still, for feelings sake.


The broad brush of indiscriminate whining

The Fantastic gasp of endless, torturous explosion of life

A big bang not suitable for upper crust taste

So we’ll revel in something far less ugly


Count on me only as you take yourself for granted

I am prince and angel and whisperer of dark messages


I come from a land that cannot be spelled

It’s letter half-shaped by the devil’s cramped hand

I have risen from mountain-sides that shine reflected light

Out of the petunia gardens and into the crystalline sea


I am a cobra, you are my dance partner in this endless

Traitorous tango of troublesome desires.

How can you wish for something that will make you cringe?


So alas the sky sucks you up into it’s murky clouds and terrible sun


The gusts of wind are not gusts at all but spiders sucking life out of inborn needs


So dance on, sweet spiders, and feed at the buffet of nonsense. Know that your

Wantings have gone unnoticed. Know that your stories will go untold.

Know that your massive eyeballs will shrink oneday when your ancestors

Ask themselves who spawned their evil flesh.


So It is with excellent preoccupation that I wonder how a people so cold

And so warm and so hideously beautiful could aspire to create a universe devoid

Of compassion and dwelling in empathy.


To the ships they gathered like flies ‘round a lamp, only to lose their way.

One after ‘nother steps too close to the shine, enamored of luminous spray.


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    • AdamGee profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks, Nellieanna :) I know I can always count on you for positive or insightful feedback, and I really appreciate it! As for my perspective, I'm still working on it, figuring out who I am.. My hope is, on my last day, I'll be able to say, "oh, so that's who I was!" Among other hopes, of course.

    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      It's good. On my fan comment to you I said I like your unique perspective and you said on your fan comment to me "what perspective is that?" I don't believe we've ever resolved it. But that's ok. Of this entire poem - this stanza really stands out to me. It's poetry:

      So march on and mysteriously unravel

      The packages of days gone like dust in tornados wake

      It’s not enough to feel your feelings

      But feel them still, for feelings sake.


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