Bri Edwards

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A Hole I Dug … [ Toil; Humanity; Misery; Futility; God; Future Generations; Sort Of Short] - Poem by Bri Edwards

In my youth I began to dig a hole ….
in which to bury the woes of the world.
But as I dug (some said: 'like a ‘mad' mole') ,
more and MORE worldly woes unfurled.

I'd throw mounds of dirt to every side,
making room for murder, greed, and rape.
But the more I dug, the more I found to hide:
thievery; drug abuse; too much ‘red tape'.

In adulthood, in my prime, ……I kept digging.
Bulldozers, not shovels, I did ….use then.
I worked night and day, the toil was unforgiving.
I dreamed I'd finish, but I had no guess when.

Woes I'd once thought were buried …..kept returning.
I was a damn fool to think I'd gotten them ‘once and for ….all'.
And NEW woes for Mankind were now churning.
Had God kept sending woes since Eve and Adam's FALL ….from grace?

In my old age, I stopped excavating;
my life's work had seemed a forsaken waste.
It mostly just brought stress, constipating.
NOW I sought a laxative, in dire haste.

But, alas, my grandchild took up the task,
the task at which I'd spent much precious time.
I did not tell her why I quit; she did not ask.
Perhaps she'll have better luck than I did ….in my prime.

(November 2016)

Topic(s) of this poem: hope, problems, society


Poet's Notes about The Poem

killing time with rhyme. what woes? ? ? ! i am one of the 'lucky ones'! !

p.s. my PH friend, Loke Kok Yee, read the poem and sent this comment to me:

'This is a great poem my friend
Sad that your digging will ne'er end
There is much truth in what you said
For man was born with sins inlaid'

AND I REPLIED BACK:

'My digging was symbolic at best;
now I've put my 'shovel' away to rest.
If others dig, it'll be at their behest.
For now I give up my doom-ed 'quest'.' : ( : (


BRI :)

Comments about A Hole I Dug … [ Toil; Humanity; Misery; Futility; God; Future Generations; Sort Of Short] by Bri Edwards

  • (8/2/2017 9:32:00 AM)

    This is a great poem my friend
    Sad that your digging will ne'er end
    There is much truth in what you said
    For man was born with sins inlaid
    Thanks Bri
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  • (12/15/2016 1:13:00 AM)

    Hi Bri,
    I really dig this Hole. Or maybe I should say- -I really dig this whole....verse. An awesome extended metaphor.
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  • Valsa George (12/8/2016 9:58:00 PM)

    What a wonderful idea! ! Digging a hole like a mole to bury the woes of the world! A true Xavier! Though it was a failure the effort is worth the trouble and needs to be applauded!

    I'd throw mounds of dirt to every side,
    making room for murder, greed, and rape.
    But the more I dug, the more I found to hide:
    thievery; drug abuse; too much ‘red tape'

    This is not merely a hilarious, farcical write, but there is much truth in these lines and great wisdom
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  • Paul Brookes (12/6/2016 5:18:00 PM)

    Clever words of wisdom but the holes well we all see a landscape of craters when we look back over our history all we can do is try and avoid the land mines and hope the next generation do a better job than we. Great write and as always an interesting slice of the life of Bri (Report)Reply

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  • Kim Barney (12/6/2016 2:02:00 PM)

    God luck to your grandchild in this never-ending quest! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 16, 2017


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