Treasure Island

Allan Gerard


~A Revelation~


A sacrifice just to be
Persuasions on a need to know
The balance is in leveling
The base is to form

While destruction breeds warn
That the basis feeds on growth
The end of what you think
The beginning of what you know

We sit around this pond and breathe
Overlooking on your pondering
You remember that a sparks a dream
Open to our thoughts you see

That are will was just to show
You how to remember what we've known

To expose the cost of growth
Just suppose you played the piper's role

Chased your tail as a dog
Chose the true, the false, the odds
Set a trap so you could fall
Embraced the fear through it all

You've learned to walk and yet you crawl
And crawled to what another wall?

Destruction rebuilds growth
Form a ladder and scale the known
There is no spoon, there is no wall
What is true? what is false?

An image in an imagination
Imagining what it is to dream
Waiting to wake, your asleep again
Remembering what it means to be

It's so sad
So it's sad

Submitted: Monday, February 17, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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  • Amitava Sur (3/10/2014 9:03:00 PM)

    Loved this write discussing about mystery of life. Confused are we, pondering like dog chasing it's tail.

    You may read my poem REVELATION with a little diff. direction (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (2/18/2014 10:43:00 PM)

    Very well written but what does it really mean, that Life is but a dog chasing his tail.? I've seen that scene and it is horrible, so useless, so senseless? I have been reading poetry all my life but yours really baffles me. Really, for me an E Nigma.! (Report) Reply

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