Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Sapling (Pantoum)


Into a life of misery you’ve been hurled
Like a sapling in a raging storm,
Fighting for your life; it’s you against the world,
Your emotions, your beliefs against the norm.

Like a sapling in a raging storm,
Fighting, winning once and losing twice;
Your emotions, your beliefs against the norm,
In every fight, you lose a part of you; a slice.

Fighting, winning once and losing twice;
While the world continues and carries on
In every fight, you lose a part of you; a slice.
Few will notice when you’re gone.

While the world continues and carries on,
You sink in an abyss of darkness and ire.
Few will notice when you’re gone.
For them and for yourself you’ll need to find your fire.

You sink in an abyss of darkness and ire,
Your emotions, your beliefs against the norm,
For those who care and for yourself you’ll need to find your fire.
Like a sapling in a raging storm.