Making Things Right


  • Philosophy

    Making Things Right

    What more can one do
    To get that nail down to the wood
    With one blow?
    The crooked piece of metal
    Twitted my brain
    For not having the sense
    To task a stronger son in tow
    or favor equipment the job dispense
    And there it was, daunting,
    This mocking nail before me.

    Walking thru our daily grind
    Godlings thru the core
    From birth to bloom to wrinkle
    We straighten a tie, We right a few,
    we wrong so much more.

    I come to your sickbed probing
    No more the maiden smiles I knew
    The vines you loved to bough
    Exchanged with intravenous lines ,
    Machines that propped you as a scarecrow
    Commanding your breath on cue

    In your longing gaze I saw
    A Life well-spent in cheers
    And the wisdom of your thoughts
    To “Let go…Let go..”
    Flowing out with your tears.

    Stumbling Toddler,Foolhardy Kiss
    Even by the time we set,
    We miss, we miss
    ‘Neath melted ice, comes no surprise
    Reminding us the score
    Our frailty bleeds without a fight
    When ever was it right ?
    What was all Perfection for?

    So let this taunting nailhead
    Mock away with glee
    It’ll hold the wood for years to come
    Though bent for all to see

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    Tempestlady commented on Making Things Right


    It must be tough to watch them all go. Must make you wonder why, we try so hard to get it all perfect. I'm only 44 and already i see they are dying all around me. A beautiful piece, great imagery. Write on....

    WordSlinger commented on Making Things Right


    Tough Poem, I'm a roofer, so I more than like this poem

    In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

    Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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