Treasure Island

David Keig

(1951 / UK)

Fate and Conscience


In one corner sat my conscience
In the other stood my fate
My conscience it called out to me
Asking to negotiate
But fate refused to listen
And I lay right there between
The nagging of my conscience
And the seductiveness of dreams
When fate began to listen
And conscience ceased to rail
Against all of my weaknesses
Asssuming I would fail
Then peace fell full amongst us
And these players took their place
As artefacts of reason - not fundamental to the soul
And I stood tall amongst them
And finally felt whole.

Submitted: Monday, November 08, 2004
Edited: Monday, November 08, 2004

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  • knot Available (11/8/2004 8:01:00 PM)

    i love the anticipation and the union. Pray for us all to have a peaceful outcome...
    thank you for this poem; its just what I needed.
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