Poem -

HEADWORK

I wonder on things
That will never now be
I wonder on things
That I missed, failed to see

I ponder the people
I have never known
Will never know now
And should I care anyhow

Have I walked the right path
Which way still to go
Did I follow directions
Were my footsteps too slow

For the puzzle of life
It leaves not a clue
Of which way next to travel
Or what next to do

Out there, beguiling
A candy sweet life
But it pays not a thought
To the troubles or strife

That prevent us from being
The all we might be
Prevents us from travel
To all we might see

It tricks and it teases
Food just within reach
Yet prevents us for tasting
The whole of the feast

Cant I fill up my basket
And taste every treat
Or is that plain greed
An impossible feat

Should I lay down my wants
Be glad for one sweet
Be content with my lot
Or is that defeat

Though perhaps its not life
But the thoughts that do tease
Blowing this way and that
At the turn of a breeze

I fret that Iv missed out
Yet why should I care
For at the ending to come
I shan't even be there

Not even a wrapper 
Will linger or stay

To say I was here
At close of the day

So maybe the answer
Lies there at the start
To think not at all
Content with small part

For who shall remember
The taste of my life
Not you and not me
For we shall not be

Not here and not there
No more to exist
To know of the things
We might yet have missed

For when all's said and done
All the food on the platter
Will mean not a jot
We are walking dead matter.
Marion Price (2019)

 

Log in or Become a Member to comment.

Comments

author
Jill Tait

Very philosophical deep thinking there Well done ❤️

Reply
author
Marion Price

Yea...thought I'd cheer everybody up today Jill....🤪🤪🤣 Thankyou ...we must have been reading each others at the same time!! 💕

Reply
author
Jill Tait

Yes haha I reckon we were 🥰🤣🤣

Reply
author
Icarus Flocke

your work is simply beautiful Marion. sincerely.
I realize I write mostly works of a darker subject,
it doesn't deprive me of seeing the BEAUTY and
pure positivity of optimistic works such as this.

j

Reply
author
Marion Price

Oh I have written lots of dark stuff myself Icarus, dark comes more natural to me but I'm experimenting with the positive, it won't last long 🤪 thankyou my friend 🌹🌹

Reply
author
Icarus Flocke

your experiments are certainly going well for you ma'am.
from what i have immediately observed.

Reply