Off the sidelines, wile ride, run and hide
But life won’t wait, boy, so take the bait
Of pumping adrenaline you can’t escape
Before we crash and burn in torn pages
Of all the past ages of history, our story,
An unexpected tale of historic confusion
With little expectation of any redemption
Yet will your love surely save our souls
From the hounds of hell on this wild ride
As we duck and hide and abide together
In some long lost forever land at hand
But still unseen on this wild ride of life
And do we find our way from yesterday
Riding forward through time eternally,
Rising up from ashes to make our way
Fast into bright sunrise so carelessly,
Nor in one place do we intend to stay,
For the best of life lies in the seeking
That we continue without any pause,
Riding from day to day without breaking
In what is now our everlasting cause
In an endless love without forsaking
Note: Here I have followed a ten-line scheme, with each line containing ten syllables, and with a rhyme scheme of a, b, a, b, a, c, d, c, d, c. Also, I have written the poem in a creative description of the illustration/artwork. However, I have no name for this form. Suggestions are welcome … unless, of course, this is already a named form! For now I’ve simply called it a Ten x Ten Descriptive.
I look high up into the night sky to stars and moon above,
And try to imagine all of life gone by,
But the promise of dawning just yawning on far horizon
Turns my heart to enliven my soul…
Not too many years have passed to leave me harassed
By febrility, confining me to senility,
So there is hope beyond the scope of such time gone by,
Forming an allotrope to coming days
That will surely lead me in different ways than ere before
In an adventure for me now in store!
Why am I living this life, so filled with strife, which cuts like a knife?
It must be I am playing a part day to day in a way only I can play,
While knowing I’m throwing in my cards with so many other bards
Of reality, fighting banality and lightening flashes of some finality
Against which I am powerless, save to be thankful for the tranquil
And abundant happiness that comes sometimes in the adventure
Of which splendor is an ever-present promise for such endurance
Note: Fellow blogger, Kabeer, asked, “Why are you living life?” at the end of his post entitled, “I don’t know why.” The above was my answer. Perhaps you might answer, too! Blog your answer and kindly refer back to My World: The World I See.
Slice me and dice me anyway you like and I’ll still bleed!
For however distorted now, nevertheless, I am still man;
Yes, I am still a man, though running through this maze
Like some rat – lab fed and fat – less than what is human;
See me and hear me as I try to climb these walls and cry,
But don’t stand and stare; rather, help me repair my life
So rife with pain and seemingly no gain; let mercy reign!
After all, I am none other than your brother, not another!
. . .
Dominus eleison! Dominus eleison! Dominus eleison!
As I cross this ocean deep where secrets keep,
My fair soul sends forth its prayer so very bare,
And naked I stand before the band of angels,
Aware of weakness of flesh, with fresh songs
So melodious and filled with love from above;
Ah! But can I sing with them and bring peace
To my spirit so troubled within me in serenity,
While the waves come higher quenching fire
In my heart, taking the better part of my self
Into watery caverns buried beneath the water?
And when shall I reach the coastline of glory?
When shall I sit in peace to tell my paltry story?
When shall I walk the distant shore in peace
With new lease on life – new, abundant life –
Given to me as gift as I lift my hands to heaven?
Ah! I cross this ocean deep where secrets keep,
And in this journey grow into brand new birth
For all that I might be worth on the other side;
So, dear Lord, help me on board this regal ship
Not to slip in despair, knowing you will repair
As you lay this my heart bare without one tear,
And so I shall yet be all that is meant for me . . .
You take me high into the sky
To say ‘goodbye’ to this world
In some timeless space in pace
With the wind round the bend
Of clouds in our proud defiance
Of reliance upon materialism
Of any kind now with my mind
Being freed to feed upon peace
Freely given by you to enliven
Along with your love above all
As I answer the call to sail high
And say ‘goodbye’ to the world
For some timeless time where
Clocks no longer chime in life
Lived now in serene eternity
Within the stream of dreams
Drinking the cream of heaven
With you as my only Beloved
As we fly high up into the sky
Oh so high up in the sky to fly