Life May Restart with a Confession: A Poem

Updated on May 28, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

Life restarts with confession that we haven't lived

in a retrospect seeing only our stuckness at birth

a mental inertia of many things wrongly believed

without even questioning our purpose on earth.

Year follows year like a long funeral procession

one like another with an illusion of some change

guiding us to nothing but a death bed confession

about our truth that's making our story so strange.

Self-inflicted suffering this crazy norm of being

pollutes all our reasoning to a pathetic extent

with eyes as if crippled out of normal seeing

life mismanaged like money foolishly spent.

Why wait until that moment of final confrontation

with lies and all the futility of losing our nerves

and replace it all with a long missed elation

something that life undoubtedly deserves.

Admitting our foolishness is a step to set us free

a confessed illusion gets promptly dispersed

but we have to be willing to honestly see

allowing last chapter to be edited first.


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      Michael Milec 

      2 months ago

      Fair and balanced, my friend. It shows we are are being on the same page.

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      Vladimir Karas 

      2 months ago from Canada

      Michael---When you read a literary piece---whether a poem, a novel, or an article, it is not necessarily talking about "you".

      When I write a poem about a certain kind of people, I may use the pronoun "we", or "you", but that is a hypothetical "we", and "you"---namely those who are depicted in my poem as a certain group of people with a certain personality traits..

      I may say something like; "We humans are funny species"---but that doesn't mean that every human on this planet is a funny person.

      Likewise, as I was talking about "our" need to "confess that we have not lived", that confession was to be made by some people intimately to themselves, not in a church and its confession booth.

      The right word for it is "relating to" a piece of poetry. If you couldn't relate to my poem, you could still see it as a message for someone else whose life needed that he admit to himself this or that, so that his life may shift to some new direction.

      All in all, no, I didn't have "you" in mind. I never had you in mind in any of my writings. For the simple reason that I can't claim to know you enough for such an ambitious attempt. I just know you enough to say that you are one decent human being and my friend.

      I hope this explains things.

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      2 months ago

      Oh lost and confused generation. Confessing to whom, what and why. Whom you refer in your poem "We" (haven't lived)...? Including me too? Let me sound as one out of this world, it is O K . I even might admit it and be misunderstood again, it's just my cameo as long as I remember my status in this confused liberal social system.

      Perhaps that is a reason I often greet my friends by "peace with us"


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