Thursday, November 13, 2008

Temporary Overdose on Life and its Lessons

The principal contention holds out
That neither you or I or them
Are equppied with any sense
Of chivalry or honour or atleast courtesy
That might not for even a second
Suggest mockery of an insidious kind.

Life springs upon us the best and the worst
The warm and the cold
The cute and the ugly and the pretty
And then the nightmares and a not much better reality.

And it's hard to make a distinction
Draw a line
Make meaning out of a hapless situation
Where do our loyalties lie?

I know that nothing lasts
I know that mortality reigns
But I also know that these tears are real

What do we live for?

6 comments:

harshad said...

love the flow...and the way every line makes the whole structure stronger.

didnt undrsntd this though:

'And it's hard to make a distinction
Draw a line
Make meaning out of a hapless situation
Where do our loyalties lie?'

also, in the penultimate line, shouldn't it be 'tears are real'?

i.m.perfect said...

1)heartbreaks and failure
2)challenges
3)mystery

Shimmer said...

@ harshad : it just means that its hard to tell teh good from the bad... and its confusing when you have both in equal measure...

thanks for d correction =)

tcz!!

@ vimsy : i think i agree

Aruni RC said...

"Life springs upon us the best and the worst"

I liked that.

i quaver said...

ur word's fixed.

Lucid Darkness said...

We live because we have to. Not for any other reason but the fact that we're alive.

And yes, it is indeed confusing to choose, especially when you don't want to.