The reality of life stands precariously on its foundation. There are phases that confront us, giving rise to circumstances beyond our control.
Demands and necessities of living
callously pressing on the human mind – -
an unbalance between taking and giving,
blowing perilous blasts of ill-wind
across paths of those that cross it.
It seems no system, old or new, placates
circumstances that mow down
masses of the human race; causing
uncompromising, tense, and stressful effects
that superfluous laws try to remit.
Breaking the bond of slavery to that
age-old doctrine of submission is hard,
being revered, though time-worn, flat,
which humanity might never discard,
merely because retention and control
of old habits help hold in line
Accumulations of incessant needs.
Life’s precious metal loses shine
when leaders falter and fitfully lead,
staging an undefinable role.
Sullied dreams of success, tantalizing,
remain immured within dark fantasies
the denial of the soul’s uprising,
giving birth to trite expectations.
There are those intent on being unsung,
yet within the purview of their dreams
sprout abiding achievements, sound, secure.
Those attuned to rooted disparities
seldom complain and long endure, bitten, yet
seemingly unscathed and unaffected.
Polarization forever runs its course,
through channels of time and infinity,
like the fresh water’s inevitable divorce
from the ocean’s natural salinity
or the seasons’ perennial separation
one from the other, distinguishable.
Categories of social orders remain,
as fires of discontent extinguishable,
keep raging, all of which explain
life’s irregular and subtle configuration.
Chaotic miscalculations of this wondrous age,
ensuing from gigantic steps to reach
the dispossessed, seem but a wanton rage,
lifting the fallen, yet do not teach
fresh principles of unpretentious living.
Employment of means are far too much,
yet too little to fulfill a dire need,
life’s harshness mitigates not, as such,
nor do cycles of unfettered greed,
thus sowing the perennial seeds
of sad misgiving.
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