Mike Barrett

Freshman - 921 Points (June,1943 / Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)

On Life - Poem by Mike Barrett

How long
Has it been
Since you've sat
By yourself
Alone -,
Have emptied
Your head
Of your world
And its problems
And wondered

Has never
This happened
to you -
When alone
You faced
The weight
Of these questions?

That it is easier
When they enter the mind,
To turn the thoughts,
To retreat and pretend
That these questions
Never arose -
But life
Has its ways
Of forcing their return
We cannot
Run away
From life

We can
However surrender.

We can
However serve.

Surrender and serve.

The answer so simple.

The task so hard!

© M. Barrett – all rights reserved

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A product of a contemplation in the early '80s. The thought contemplated was, how can one maximize his/her ability to contribute to the unfoldment of ITSELF to ITSELF. The answer is simple enough, surrender to the IT IS; serve the IT IS.

Comments about On Life by Mike Barrett

  • Veteran Poet - 1,490 Points Xelam Kan™ (11/12/2013 8:14:00 AM)

    nice contemplation...
    remind me Socrates' know thyself. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 23, 2013

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