From somewhere deep within my being
The shadow of desperation harbors doubt
And my usual optimism is shaken
But, I pray, it is still intact
I refuse to yield to the temptation
To ask the useless question, why?
As if, to suggest that someone other than I
Were to blame for my mistakes in this life
Though ease and, even, affluence, I believe,
Are well within my reach, it seems,
They tend to “hover” just beyond my grasp
And though, distantly, I have seen them
And know, without a doubt, of their propinquity
They have, thus far, eluded me
And I sometimes feel… irrelevant
© C R Clark 12/01/2007
We are all unique and as such non of us is irrelavant...we all have our own place in this world....we just don't always see it...thank you for this excellent write....Fi
Ease and affuence are not enough to make anyone feel irrelavent about in their absence Richard - - - you are you and therefore a very special person...... an honest appraisal however and thank you....... from Fay.
Made me: ( Very powerful Richard Beautifully written X
AWWWW! ! ! I love the first line. I love the whole poem but the first line just catchs the readers eye. Checkmy poems out i just entered them today.
I absolutely love this poem. I believe everyone can relate to it. It always feels like contentment is right out of reach. 10!
One only has to read your biography to see how relevant you are personally. Perhaps you were writing about 'everyman' in your poem. Well done. Jim
This is a very beautiful poem, your feelings are well expressed within the words, i enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for sharing
Oh man, who hasn't felt this was at one time or another. But, we know God has a purpose and it helps us to move one. Phil.1: 6 I enjoyed, Loyd
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
Succes lies in being happy Richard I have not met many wealthy men who are truly