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Hapless Blindness MAG

June 21, 2009
By Clark GOLD, Orinda, California
Clark GOLD, Orinda, California
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At first, we are a whole entity
An inchoate mass of opportunity
We strive to breathe our subsequent breaths
Struggling for existence yet –
So abstruse it seems to grasp alone
Blind and cold in misery's grasp
But soon the warmth settles over our heads
The fire of jovial unity is lit at last
Blazing in the splendor of camaraderie
We call into the unknown land,
Yet now we have a helping hand
So luminous are the stars above
Never to disclose their secrets to us
We forge our ways and pave our roads
Into the morass our friends and foes
The threshold of prewritten stories, alas is shown
A tree of knowledge renders us desolate
Now our eyes are struck with grief
Misery resumes its chronic grasp
And so we walk our shadows' lapse
The chasm breaks through our endless cries
Towering high above the sky
And now we weep as fiends awry

The author's comments:
The beginnings of human brotherhood and sins ... I was pondering over somewhat Biblical times and was inspired to write about the nature of friendship and hardship.

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This article has 3 comments.

Professor J said...
on Jan. 7 2010 at 10:26 am
This is a remarkably mature poem. Keep on writing, Clark.

on Jan. 3 2010 at 11:25 pm
Very provoking and full of strife - in search of truth.

lothario said...
on Jan. 2 2010 at 11:40 am
very insightful look into human nature