Author: Mireille Caelarily PM
Inadequacy, independence, chains of the past, humanity, and stars.Rated: Fiction K - English - Poetry/Angst - Words: 132 - Published: 11-17-07 - Status: Complete - id: 2439699
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What is life –
This seamless, chaotic tapestry
Between two dates on an old stone?
Why do I even try to equal,
Or approach rivaling
The legendary painted faces
Peering over my shoulder?
How to avoid the critical eyes of the past
As one searches desperately
For an independent path?
Why must I follow in my forebears' footsteps
When a short trailblaze away,
Verdant landscapes gleam, unknown?
The line of parent to child
Is a link in a chain –
One of love, but binding nonetheless.
Cannot a new human break away
And out through barriers
Of fast food, perfume advertisements, and disinformation?
Please, soothe an aching soul and say,
Is there another path?
Am I foolish even to search?
I, in my muddled mundane humanity
Strive towards the distant stars.