Tagged with existentialism

PRIDE

PRIDE

Pride go hide Yourself away Ego we go All the day Reveal yourself At any chance Pride inside Subside No guide To living justly In this world Intent to bow Yet lofty Haughty Self-regard And vanity That’s innermost A need to boast The uttermost Pride so snide And smug your face Can’t stay behind Forever … Continue reading

FLOODPLAIN

FLOODPLAIN

The rain has devastated the river. To my eyes it’s devastation, but I do know in reality it’s natural. It happens here in spring when the river carries the snow melt from the mountains and the rains make it flood. Since forever. I see it when I walk here.  These woods and trails are on floodplain … Continue reading

HEART LINE

HEART LINE

“I told you it was bad.” “Yeh but it’s okay. I don’t mind being here, staying with you.” Laura picked up the pitcher of iced tea from the nightstand and freshened his glass. “I can get more ice and lemon wedges if you want, you need to stay hydrated, that’s what the doctor said.” She handed … Continue reading

WHERE I LIVE

WHERE I LIVE

Where I live ponds interconnect all around I can’t imagine coming home and putting my key in the door  and not hearing geese squawk overhead Meadows, rolling hills and forests make up this landscape and one could think the busy world is an illusion while this is not Who’s to say? Solitude takes you in … Continue reading

BETTER PLACE

BETTER PLACE

hey how’s the weather? that man just ran down the steps and walked out the door to a better place? why didn’t he stay put here? it’s too cold out there and he’s got no coat because it was just summer when the weather changed yeh well that happens now back to winter and he’s … Continue reading

BEGIN THE BEGIN

BEGIN THE BEGIN

right now here today you’ve no other choice but to carry on and move begin the begin there’s no time like the present to start at the start and move things ahead are there other options here? details i’m missing? or is today the first day of the rest of your life as they say … Continue reading

TRICKLE

TRICKLE

clotted and coagulated and constipated at a loss for words unable to flow nary a trickle stuck in the mud and the throat those golden times are olden times not knowing any better or any worse? ignorance oh such bliss and oh so precious not yet to experience the experiences since experienced unbeknownst to you … Continue reading

TENDING

TENDING

Tend the garden No need to do too much It’s been planted A little water Here and there And lots of light Will do the trick It’s been planted It’ll grow That’s what it does No need to do too much But tend it And those weeds No matter what we do They rear their … Continue reading

DRUM SONG

DRUM SONG

yesterday was here now today it’s gone ya see tomorrow’s round the bend before we know for you and me and then will come the spring from now til then most anything that’s how it’s gonna be so who’s to say there’s any way to stop the hands of time? from moving forward can’t ya … Continue reading

NO ONE’S LAUGHING BUT GOD

NO ONE’S LAUGHING BUT GOD

a rigmarole and confusing state of things a conundrum too a riddle and box not easy to solve or to climb out of either a joke and a hoax and no one’s laughing but god i know you’re not, right? he or she must have an oddball sense of humor or maybe he’s it god … Continue reading

DIE

DIE

all there is left to do is die take me as i am i’ve done all i can all there is left to do is go i’m not complaining you see? but it is up to me i’ve done all i can what i wanted to what i needed to no regret or remorse let … Continue reading

THINGS TO ASK GOD

THINGS TO ASK GOD

I am unwell. And crazy too. Well crazy in the best sense mostly, but to say insane would be a stretch.  Well there’s not an appropriate word to describe it really. I should make up my own. Who says I can’t? The situation is I’m too sane. I’ve a discernment that’s more than it should … Continue reading

BARREN LANDSCAPE

BARREN LANDSCAPE

i look at the blank screen my mind is blank too nothing to say that hasn’t been said the same old diatribes and pronouncements and hyperbole and a half again and more so i look at the stark wall my heart is stark too an utter contradiction of emotion and road wear of desolation and … Continue reading

OFF BASE

OFF BASE

not the way that they used to be things that is and life it seems it’s not the way that it oughta be cause who knows why the people do and say what they say well the impetus? the underpinning underlying purpose or reason or basis? so spot on yet so off base they’re not … Continue reading

THE LEAST

THE LEAST

the greatest of these is charity and faith and hope and kindness not the biggest or loudest or richest or brashest or that which looks most obvious its helter-skelter topsy- turvy inside-out and upside down it’s hari-kari rub your eyes and wait your turn you’ll get your chance cause the greatest of these is the … Continue reading

TIMELESS

TIMELESS

i’m feeling modern hip and contemporary up to the minute so up to date here throw in new fangled the things i go on about too much nowadays can I hear amen? a latter day swank if that were only the case funny irony isn’t irony funny? i go for classic and aspire for timeless … Continue reading

WISP

WISP

the days the nights the months the years begins the ends don’t cease the fears of seeing time drift quickly by the will a wisp the laughs the sighs the whys and tears a shame some say to question nothing all the day.

MERCY

MERCY

affirmations constellations dreams and notions of a world where loving kindness lacking blindness seas and oceans thoughts unfurled of peace and mercy seize this day where friend and foe both stand and say we’re not divided not shortsighted none derided come what may.

CORN MAZE

CORN MAZE

I have a strange thing happening, and quite unexpectedly. I’ve become a Corn Maze person. I’ve been looking at photos of them too much and imagining them and want a trip ASAP. Maybe it’s a fall thing? Don’t you wanna go? There’s one close by, well about a half hour “up the line” as they … Continue reading

ON AND ON

ON AND ON

it goes on and on conflict and turmoil and such on and on and on melancholia how much more is there to take? dreams dashed and thwarted does that mean to stop dreaming? on and on and more the same thing day in and out blaming this or that and needing to find a logical … Continue reading

SHIT’S CREEK

SHIT’S CREEK

out of sight out of mind out of answers up the ante shit’s creek with no paddle that’s weak in due time it’s a crime to the questions revelation you’ll see then set free you will be.

HAPPENSTANCE

HAPPENSTANCE

happenstance when we crossed paths i didn’t listen thems the facts your circumstances put on flesh i didn’t hear the brain’s not clear the world’s a fog have not a clue not only them but also you are so caught in what we think a telling glance we miss the chance to do the dance … Continue reading

GRASP

GRASP

i need more time more time to reconcile my life do all the things i want to do all the things i said i would all the things i should i need more space more space to be as big as i feel to grow into what i see myself as to stretch as far … Continue reading

SOME PEOPLE

SOME PEOPLE

some people they no likey friendly they seem so crabby or consumed by much some people they no likey nicey they no like to play or be silly much some people they are so serious it makes me delirious or i guess it could if i think about it hard some people they no likey … Continue reading

LAST GASP

LAST GASP

Low man on the totem pole High wire act at the circus Way beyond second fiddle is the case so Take a last gasp before reaching for the respirator Finally run out of chances Stepped over once more on the street Overlooked again in a crowded room of strangers Brushed off Dismissed Ran the course … Continue reading

CONSIDERATION

CONSIDERATION

so consider it or don’t if you’re unable like noticing things considering them walking down the street engaged in conversation interacting too it’s considerate to be more aware of what’s happening around outside of yourself stepping back real far really really far always a work in progress consideration picking up on things the details and … Continue reading

PIES

PIES

butterflies and meadows and pies in the sky affirmations assertations attestations constellations pipe dreams and pies in the now and right here flourishes that nourish that replenish reassurances why be down low when there’s so much on high? pies in sky a plethora and pipe dreams too etc.

ONUS

ONUS

Let bygones be bygones the past be the past today is the moment your future gets cast no time like the present no time like today to blow out the cobwebs chase storm clouds away it’s easy to say but much harder to do up high is a rainbow on the onus is you.

PARALYTIC

PARALYTIC

spastic crippled you or me things disturbed or soon they be paralytic them or here small things sometimes big i fear shaky shimmy can’t predict win some lose you think they’re licked spasm chasm chiseled deep paralytic sown then reap.

FALL BEHIND

FALL BEHIND

Logistics and a laundry list it’s busy things to do Better have a scheme or plan you better think things through Coming going here and there the clock is ticking fast Get some rest recuperate how long will all this last? Up at dawn and stay up late do what you can today There is … Continue reading

PLANE HEADING WEST

PLANE HEADING WEST

i slept like a log no a brick no a dead man i dreamt of a time when a much younger man on a plane heading west at least younger than today i casually leafed through a new york daily news i sat like a stone no a stiff no a sentry i pictured a … Continue reading

WHO’S TO SAY

WHO’S TO SAY

woke up today the world i see some sun not gray a pretty day i could be wrong who really cares? but could be right well who’s to say? slept great last night had vivid dreams walked through my past it didn’t last woke up and pondered where i wandered ain’t life grand? well who’s … Continue reading

TRUE ORIGINAL

TRUE ORIGINAL

let it all hang out in whichever way you go what comes naturally true original why be anything else here except for yourself? look how far you’ve come oh please not like me or him or her or like them oh god not like them we know how they are there’s nowhere to hide so … Continue reading

A-SIDES

A-SIDES

Ask me if I care You don’t know whether I do or not At all I’m so done with disparagement That’s good bad and ugly Of myself and of you And anyone else I mean listening to it too That doesn’t serve anyone well Gets no one ahead The way it goes on Drivel As … Continue reading

NOT LIKE BEFORE YOU

NOT LIKE BEFORE YOU

i love you but that’s not what’s good it’s the sky now i love the sky but not like before you no i think i just noticed it and the trees and the hills they’re not like before you this must be the first time i’ve seen them but that’s not what’s good it’s the … Continue reading

RUNNING IN PLACE

RUNNING IN PLACE

so yeh why bother with all you do and you say each and every day has it made a difference yet? what makes you certain that your effort’s not in vain that you’re not bogged down and running in place simply spinning your wheels and stuck here in neutral? there’s so much to do and … Continue reading

LIKE EIGHTY-EIGHT

LIKE EIGHTY-EIGHT

i have no problem going on about this or that or the other thing i do it well and can at the drop of a hat but have no interest ‘scuse moi moral dilemmas embraced here with gusto wholeheartedly daily is what fills the time sticky conundrums is what i am after sought out overcome … Continue reading

PLACE AND TIME

PLACE AND TIME

When it’s finally temperate enough for every single window, nook and cranny to remain open twenty-four-seven, that’s what I call a beginning. The last couple of nights have been such. I have my bed ready for summer what with new fun springy sheets (and my “Linus blanket” thrown over for extra warmth if need be, although … Continue reading

ALREADY THERE

ALREADY THERE

to and fro again up and down and all around here and there and back and forth is the case ahead then behind one step forward two steps gone so just start over try and try and try to keep moving all the time endlessly changing life that is i mean failing then winning recoup … Continue reading

WHITE SPACE

WHITE SPACE

don’t read my words you don’t anyway read between them between each sentence above and below them side-to-side the looking is better the white space is where like here the before and after the pauses and clauses and phrases that stick out too like a sore thumb for some reason and don’t belong there they’re … Continue reading

CULPRIT

CULPRIT

the faucet drips and drips the sands land in the hourglass the alarm clock rings too loud the gas light goes on in the car five shot dead in seattle the sun’s coming up again the heat’s kicked on cause it’s cold outside such a streak of illogical weather a uruguayan bit the arm of … Continue reading

OCEANS

OCEANS

Oceans first appeared in the Stone Path Review How can you dream Without grandiose notions? How can you sail When you don’t have a breeze? How can you change When you only have oceans Of low expectations And fear and unease? Why do you settle For all that just bores you? And have little faith … Continue reading

TIME LAPSES

TIME LAPSES

long days short nights more of the same friday saturday start again the days go by then weeks and years the more time lapses the less i fear cause nothing out there will stop me although what matters seems less clear cause every day life does goes on enjoy the weekend poof it’s gone.

YESTERDAYS

YESTERDAYS

these are the old days the good times yeh that’s what they are the times you remember and never forget the ones you look back on with little regret these are your yesterdays the younger days that you’re pining for the past that you carry that keeps you awake at night up and pacing with … Continue reading

TOLERANCE

TOLERANCE

we say we’re tolerant that’s nice that means we put up with things different things we don’t know about or understand or don’t necessarily like or approve of or relate to does that change our heart? or do we simply endure? hold our breath till we’re blue? till the situation passes? sit as comfy as … Continue reading

CICADAS

CICADAS

time keeps on going seems the days and weeks and months and years have all gone they must be somewhere but where i don’t know i guess they’re a part of me when i walk around? they’re here with me now all my experiences have led me to here including the cicadas seventeen years now … Continue reading

GROOVY

GROOVY

mountain out of molehill a federal case overdramatic reaction no action is really what’s needed so why make a fuss? just sit back get groovy and not in a muss.

BOGGED DOWN

BOGGED DOWN

i’m going to sleep wake me up when it’s over when things are made known when you know the whys and how come things get bogged down the answers fleeting can you do that please? there’s way too much strife with people at odds and sad and too uncertain maybe it’s always what people go … Continue reading

EBB AND FLOW

EBB AND FLOW

here we go again whaddya feel like doing? we could do anything whatever you think we could go this way or that way or no way at all could go up or go down could stand up take a fall start out to then go fro one step back and go forth maybe here over … Continue reading

RECONCILING

RECONCILING

maybe it’s just me and not like i say that it’s the rest of the world i’ve been wrong before the world seems pretty crazy how could it be me right? then what would i do begin to start consider all the reconciling the things that we see and the lies that we hear and … Continue reading