gershon hepner

Rookie - 10 Points (5 3 38 / leipzig)

Foundation Of Despair - Poem by gershon hepner

Only on the firm foundation of despair
can habitations of the soul be built
upon the sands of time in which we dare
to turn our backs on gratifying guilt.

Only on the firm foundation of despair
can we sometimes with dignity emerge
unwounded by illusions caused by care
and optimism that we’ve failed to purge.


Comments about Foundation Of Despair by gershon hepner

  • Joe Breunig (8/25/2006 11:39:00 AM)

    Another brilliant write; but you'll have to pardon me for retaining some optimism and joy. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/25/2006 10:03:00 AM)

    thought provoking, short and sweet Gershon, reminds me of a chinese story about dogs and demons in a way... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 25, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 28, 2010

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