Strange Leaps in Life: A Poem
There was a boy in a story too poignant to tell
but also too strange to be secretive about
it's about a childhood that was more like hell
about a sunshine of a youth turning into blackout.
An inspiration to a seeker, or a treat to a shrink
the story could be told to satisfy them both
it depends on what someone prefers to think
whether about suffering or a spiritual growth.
So there were times of starvation ending with illness
and times of despair, self-doubt and fear
when time seemed imprisoned in a paralyzing stillness
with nothing to change, and ever a reason for cheer.
And then by some magic only found in fiction
something unfolded in his soul on its own
contrary to any learned shrink's prediction
all that crap of childhood got somehow overgrown.
Some like to call it a quantum leap
others might prefer digging much deeper
and as for me, I don't really give a bleep
although I would say the boy was a "leaper".
For some more leaps occurred a few times later
when yesterday could not explain tomorrow
with life suddenly turning greater
and with no trace of ever knowing sorrow.