A Chance Of It

Posted: October 17, 2016 in free verse, Life, poem, poet, poetry, story, writing

I’m not sure there is any lesson at all.

On one side there is life, on the other, our frail and fragile frames and searching minds. Life never changes. It is that big square edged shiny monolith looming over us, that says nothing, does nothing and appears occasionally out of no where. And we spend our time hovering around it, feeling its perfectly smooth texture, rubbing our cheeks against its cool hard sides and all the time wondering what its made of and what it will give or take away from us this time.
Yes, indeed, life could well be a rock.

As one man dies, another child or two are born and life just keeps moving along. Who knows, that man may have invented penicillin or that child may be the one who will harness nuclear fusion but more likely as not that old man and that spankened new child will probably contribute nothing earthshaking at all. They both just spent their time here on earth admiring the monolith and hoping for just one feel of its smooth cool surface. They were just glad to be alive and felt fortunate to have had a chance of it.

And there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.


  1. iampeacenow says:

    Yes – that’s ok. At least we can hope to make a small difference in someone’s life – if nothing more news worthy is contributed. Peace to you

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  2. There sure ain’t! 🙂
    I think we are here to enjoy the “3rd rock from the sun”, and to try to leave it a better place than we found it…and that usually works itself out in the people we impact in a positive way! 🙂
    You impact my life in positive ways! Thank you! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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