Lenny Orlando Camacho

This Is What Life Is... - Poem by Lenny Orlando Camacho

There are so many things I do
that I do not want to do
There are so many things I want to do
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

revelations of the conscious mind...

Comments about This Is What Life Is... by Lenny Orlando Camacho

  • Bronze Star - 2,669 Points Elena Sandu (10/24/2014 7:52:00 PM)

    Thank you for sharing, great poem revealing a painful trruth:
    adopting behaviors they provoked
    adopting their 'dreams' as mine
    accepting blind fears as facts of the future
    educated for failure
    forced to betray and abandon myself
    this is what life is and has been, I think, at least for most of us (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 39,822 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/24/2014 4:07:00 AM)

    This poem is all about the inertia of the human mind..nicely ye explained in a poetic form thank you and congrats for the selection as Poem of The Day from a Member and the poem deserved for (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,360 Points Frank Avon (10/24/2014 3:22:00 AM)

    Didn't you mean 'pawn' instead of 'pon'? I especially like these lines (and identify with them) :

    educated for failure
    forced to betray and abandon myself

    Aren't we all?

    But, to life, there's more:
    what we've been waiting for.
    What we anticipate
    we must co-create.
    This is what life is,
    and will be
    for all of us,
    for you and for me. (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 512 Points Lenny Camacho (10/24/2014 8:09:00 AM)

    yes, I meant pawn, thanks for the observation

  • Rookie - 184 Points Karen Sinclair (10/24/2014 2:05:00 AM)

    This is what I call poetry. The two other poems of the day, I read, have not evoked much in me but this, this captures the fruits of my subconscious. It's beautiful, honest and perfectly placed. The subject matter is one we all consider but not normally with this much clarity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 171 Points Alistair Graham (10/24/2013 3:31:00 AM)

    Most of us
    most of the time
    live other people’s lives
    from within
    our own skin (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,224 Points Babatunde Aremu (10/24/2013 2:59:00 AM)

    Nice poem. We are sometimes between two divides, that's life (Report) Reply

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