Zen Bojczuk

Rookie (Philadelphia, PA. USA)

Long Handled Net - Poem by Zen Bojczuk

Just beyond reach was
the dream she didn't get.
Jokingly I suggested using
a longer handled net.

What would I use if
'net' was just a metaphor?
Heart? Hope? Talent? Faith?
Well.. Not money galore.

Persistence? Sheer will?
Vision? Brilliant schemes?
Seems so long since I
chased elusive dreams.

Where did they go...
my dreams of yesterday?
What the heck
were they anyway!

Materiel possessions..
Cars to fishing gear.
Quest to find
that ultimate beer?

Oh! For my second
million I still thirst.
Guess I can say that,
having given up on the first.

Maybe dreams ascend
to levels much higher.
Friendship and true love
are both a noble desire.

Maybe the dream is
to be a parent great,
save lives, bring peace, or
from college to graduate.

Practice compassion, live
life with passion, gain insight,
right a wrong, have a hit song,
see the smile of a child's delight.

Die content with life fulfilled
or find your fountain of youth?
Be it wealth beyond measure
Or seeking the eternal truth...

To capture dreams a bit beyond,
what better net will you use?
What longer handle net
attributes will we chose?

Comments about Long Handled Net by Zen Bojczuk

  • (3/3/2008 11:56:00 AM)

    Made me chuckle. Thanks for sharing, Zen.

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  • Elysabeth Faslund (7/16/2007 8:31:00 PM)

    Questions...that's the ticket! You have the reader thinking about the answers with this one. You've used that long handled net on the readers, caught them with this poem! xxElysabeth (Report) Reply

  • (1/23/2007 10:12:00 PM)

    This gifted poet tends to love to makes a clarion.. in poem
    it is more philosophical.... and more on life...
    A nice message to massage

    Just beyond reach was
    the dream she didn't get.
    Jokingly I suggested using
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/22/2007 9:43:00 AM)

    Wonderfully written. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, December 24, 2010

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