Double Feature


Double Feature

We are different people, you and I,

forced to share both time and space;

Only one of us can dance in life

while the other waits his place.


I wear a smile, you sing the blues,

I count the stars, you mourn the night;

And, when I celebrate a win,

you pout that nothing ever is quite right.


I rejoice to find, my cup’s half full,

you scowl, like you’ve been cursed;

Looking at it’s unfilled part

as if you’ve just endured the worst.


I ring the bell, you wring your hands,

or think to wring some poor fool’s neck;

I speak out blessing for all lands,

your life is just one bloody wreck.


Each of us lives out two lives,

twixt “what” and “what might have been,”

Two movies play in memory’s hall,

but which one now, have more folks seen?

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Rhymer commented on Double Feature


Good write sort of the pessimist compared to the optimist, enjoyable read.



I'm glad to have brought a bit of pleasure into your free time. Harv

rsalassi commented on Double Feature


The question reality demands is not who has seen which, but which has grossed the most. Good write.



Bad news sells. Too bad about that. Tragedy as entertainment allows us to see our personal situation with hope that otherwise might not get noticed. Harv

Artie commented on Double Feature


I really like that this can be interpreted in more than on way. I see this as the different sides to one person. Interesting and thought provoking piece - 10 from me



Of course you're right. At least half the time, anyway! LOL Harv

ginga commented on Double Feature


Harver, You always WOW mew with your wonderful themes and schemes. This poem has so much truth. The what can I make of myself today, and the whiners who never have anything good to say. I have to say I am in the first category, as I believe the poet is in this poem of life's path. ginga



It is easy to be melodramatic for effect, especially when it gets reinforced positively. On another site, I had written such a bio, then repented, and edited it for a much more congratulatory shading of life's journey to date. I was challenged to write a poem about the editing process. This is the product. HT

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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