Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,533 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

As Best We Can [r] - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

REALLY? - Tomorrow I shall clean my work station -
DO YOU PROMISE? - I shall wash my cups, surely -
OH PLEASE, WHERE HAVE I HEARD THAT BEFORE –
And print out my Performance Agreement - STOP, YOU
ARE MAKING ME NAUSEOUS, UGH, FOR THE 2nd TIME
IN THE SAME YEAR, IT'S DISGUSTING - I know

But as soon as it’s done we can relax again, just put the
old brain on cruise and coast through life: YOU CALL
THIS EMPTY EXISTENCE CRUISING? IT'S MORE
LIKE HELL THAN ANYTHING ELSE! – Now, don’t be
melodramatic, after the fact it all seems like a laugh –
YES, BUT DURING THE FACT IT'S HORRIBLE! –

What can We do, we have to muddle through, with or
without joy so let’s prepare with joy even if it’s pain-
ful in the act, let’s wait till it’s over and then rejoice
again – OH, WHY NOT, WE ONLY HAVE TO DIE
ONCE – Yes, you little pest, & the dying still has
to be done so let’s live life as best we can…

Topic(s) of this poem: feelings


Comments about As Best We Can [r] by Margaret Alice Second

  • Life Sparkles (11/22/2015 12:27:00 PM)


    so do we live while we are dying,
    or as long as we live-it-up are we not dying?
    Or, is this all just about how
    well and how often we clean our desk?
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 23, 2015


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