Treasure Island

YURI DURAAN

(29 September 1970 / South Africa)

Imperfect Solution


I starved and lost 10 kilos because you said
I was fat.
You did not acknowledge it because it was not
Absolute goal weight.

I trained and ran 21 kms because you said
I was lazy.
You did not acknowledge it becauase it was not the
Ultimate Human Race.

I make your breakfast every morning because you say
I am useless.
You do not acknowledge it because it is my
Wifely duty.

I continuously plan my suicide because you say
My life is worthless.
Of course, you would never acknowledge it because it probably would
Not be perfect.

Submitted: Sunday, December 02, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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  • Antonio Liao (9/19/2008 3:39:00 AM)

    sometimes our solution lacks the wisdom to see beyond... its end..good that you have made a poem that say what is reality.... i am reminded... thank you my friend...wonderful indeed a 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Mattie Jay (3/18/2008 3:23:00 PM)

    wow yuri, this is such a strong piece, your raw honesty speaks volumes which is backed up the imagery that is impressed upon me.
    such a sad yet inspiring poem. I can relate to this on many levels (Report) Reply

  • Gershon Hepner (12/9/2007 1:28:00 PM)

    Neat poem. A bit heavy at the end when you talk about suicide, which I hope is not serious and, if not, gives the poem a weight I don't think you want it to have. (Report) Reply

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