Here and Now

It’s not supposed to last

This physical life

With appetites of every kind

Hungers that are never sated for long

Refill after refill

We’ve taken on the animal to become intangible

Only to forget

We steal fake minutes by degrees

We become the punchline

To this joke we call terminal living

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Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

14 thoughts on “Here and Now”

  1. When I read this, I started thinking about that old saying: Don’t take life too seriously because no one gets out alive. We’d like to pretend that because we have awareness and conscience, we are so much more than what we actually are. Food for thought…great stuff here, Val.

    1. Thank you Lisa. These words of yours are very wise and intelligent: “We’d like to pretend that because we have awareness and conscience, we are so much more than what we actually are.” πŸ™‚

    1. Oh, I think the universe has had many laughs at my expense Mariana, but hey at least it isn’t boring. Thank you for liking it and visiting, I miss your visits. πŸ™‚

  2. It’s not supposed to last
    This physical life – it will not. so they say

    We become the punchline – we are the punchline. any becoming is the process of finding that out. i think.

    and we fake. we still fake. that is the worth part. and the hardest to learn.

    1. Exactly Dhyan, it is the way we learn. As for the fake, yeah, many do, but sometimes life takes you to a place that removes your artifice permanently and the fake is shed like leaves from a tree.

  3. Biting, as it takes a chunk out of ego! It drives one to look deeper at what they are really about. “We’ve taken on the animal to become intangible” are we so superficial that there is no significance to what we hold or what holds us. This is a piece for those that venture to think. But no less would be or should be expected of you.

    1. Thank you Marcus, you are correct, to superficial people there is no significance to what they hold or what holds them. We live in a world that is currently full of this type of artifice and it is imploding. No one wants to age gracefully anymore or to be happy with a modest lifestyle. Spiritually bankrupt comes to mind and the celebrity culture is a very good example of the the health of the the collective soul of humanity. It’s good to see you drop in to my blog and leave your thought provoking comments. πŸ™‚

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