Existence - Poem by Scarlett Charlotte
I've been taught and doused from birth
That when we die, back to the earth,
Our bodies go, our spirits soar.
And in Heaven dwell for ever more
Around me others all agreed,
And so did I, I had no need,
Why, questions build a restless mind
Which alienates the normal kind.
I once observed the world around me
As means to ends, although, confound me
That this one life led to another
And paradise I'd soon discover
But soon enough, all though evaded,
The questions came and soon invaded
My brittle head, so fraught with defect
Corroding my purpose, my god so perfect.
Tell me of my god and 'Maker'
Is he the one divine creator?
Of questioning I can't be shriven
From what fear was he first deriven?
I'd ask the question and all they'd tell me.
Would do nothing to dispel me
'We're on earth for reproduction'
Yet still our offspring reek destruction.
And see how far I'd dare to question,
I'd never conceived the one suggestion,
That tore me open, ripped me whole
Do I even have a soul?
As I lay choked in all my musings,
Although abstract and more confusing.
I missed the world that changed around me
And fear and worry quickly drowned me
When I now wake in my life's night,
With all my fellows sleeping tight
I see this life and all I've missed,
When all I want is too exist.
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