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    Failed Again

    Will I be ever understood?
    Trying to share with fellow men
    Thoughts nourished in the pensive mood,
    I realize – I failed again.

    Yet can they ever hope themselves
    To share the news of darkest day,
    Relax the curse of private hell,
    And hope another sees their way?

    Yes – hope they can, and hope they will!
    In blurry fantasies they might
    Perceive that someone will fulfill
    The role of savior in their sight.

    “Hell’s other people” one might say,
    And while he lives another day
    And sees the bodies born and die
    His “truth” I hardly can deny.


  • #2
    Hope - yes indeed - my mainstay. Second of the theological virtues and reason to continue - as you are doing with each new piece of work. Nicely stated reflection AnatoliyS.

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    • AnatoliyS
      AnatoliyS commented
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      And yet, presence of hope means that our faith is not strong enough! Second virtue is a hindrance to the first, because the one who found complete faith has no need to hope, but knows. Thank you for your comment!

  • #3
    The rhythm, rhyme, and gently pensive tone of this all work together beautifully, Anatoliy. You may feel you've failed to communicate your 'Thoughts nourished in the pensive mood', yet this poem succeeds in revealing your heart for others in a winsome way.

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    • AnatoliyS
      AnatoliyS commented
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      I appreciate your comment, Grant. Our little exchanges in the last couple weeks and some of your poems made me think in a new direction, which is always good. And the book I purchased upon your recommendation (The Enneads) is fascinating and once again makes me consider interestingly different point of view.
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