Introduction: “You gonna sleep tonight?” I-dunno!
“Will you wake up tomorrow?” I dunno!
“If so, how will you feel!?” I dunno!
Will you be-expected “to bow-and-scrape” to-The-World if-it-wants?
Yup! [Why?] ‘Cause – what life’s taught is: I’m-a-dunce!
And I can be “knocked over with a feather” and simply lose it all,
For, the guarantees ain’t got no guarantees – even for-St.-Paul!
“ANGST!” a poem a.k.a.: “Peter & Paul Won’t Help You Either!” 27 August 2019 (Tuesday)
“GUARD what you cherish well!”
This I’ve-heard THEM sometimes tell;
“When-you find THAT PERFECT “One,” Who gives you pleasure, joy and fun, Just guard that something!” GOOD advice?
Isn’t guarding good!? Won’t-that KEEP-IT-nice?
“PUT ALL-YOUR-‘EGGS’ INTO THIS BASKET,
AND GUARD-IT,” even if you’re in your casket?!
You-could: take IT – to Heaven! and get St. Peter,
To-let-you-IN-with-your-basket! You’ll-be A NOTABLE LEADER,
Demonstrating your prowess! at guarding valu-‘bles!
Hopefully, your treasure has-no water sol-u-bles!*
SO, I WANT TO GUARD “YOU” TO KEEP YOU SAFE!
Faith’s pretty important! Yeah, I’m aw-ful-ly “braf(v)e,”
But THE EXTENT of my guarding’s proportional-to-my-fa-i-th!
How safe [REALLY!?] can-I-keep-IT! Perhaps, we-should pray-eth,
Believing THAT-guarding**-will-help? in-This World of ours?
The net result of MY experience? It’s kind-of like cars:
“No-matter-HOW-careful-you-are, the-car-gets scratched or crashed!”
EXPERIENCES-CAN-BE-PAINFUL, as The World has dashed,
All hopes and dreams time-and-again as-IT-sees-fit,
So, SURE! GUARD Ye Ol’ Basket – but JUST-A-LITTLE-BIT!
I got me – ANGST towards any World,
That-LOVES-to “pull the rug out” just-to-see-us [GET] TWIRLED!
- – or else it might evaporate (dry up and blow away)! to be absorbed into “The River of LIFE?!”
** – or anything
(Acrylic painting: “Moon Maiden!”)