Treasure Island

Anita Atina

The Eternal Chase

The Eternal Chase

Why must everything beautiful

Be so difficult to attain - the subject of an eternal chase

Day chases night to win her over

And night waits for day, for their daily dalliance

The moon longs for the sun

As much as the sun lusts for the moon

Man must climb an arduous mountain

For a glorious view from above

A rose with thorns beckons, as much as

The independent beauty of the lotus in a dirty pond

The pursuit of happiness

Leads through so much pain

The joys of success

Are sweetened by the chase

Agony and ecstacy

Both do love deliver

And its only after long, lonesome, meandering travels

That the soul learns the journey and the destination are one

Submitted: Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Edited: Sunday, September 07, 2008

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  • Greenwolfe 1962 (7/2/2008 10:17:00 AM)

    What a beautifully constructed and presented piece of writing this is. The
    presentation of philosophy is not easily digested but it is served here with
    the herbs and spices the make its flavor tasteful and its meaning a wonder to

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Vidyadhara ..... (6/7/2008 10:57:00 PM)

    All beautiful are forbidden fruits.........
    But lucky are those who seek the roots
    good poem............. (Report) Reply

  • Sonny Rainshine (2/21/2008 12:15:00 PM)

    Very thoughtful and insightful poem, Anita. We can't have happiness unless we've experienced sadness to compare it with. The arduous trek up the mountain is rewarded by a stunning view and an easier trip back down. Things balance out in the long run. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

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