Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 15,979 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Monday Morning 21 May 2012 - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Never mastered the technique of carrying
meaning from one context to another, while
smiling in the car about last night on my way
to work, knowing which principles had been
symbolised, I am flabbergasted as to place
when in the work situation

I fail to become engrossed enough in the game
of Monopoly played as a means to earn a salary,
following arbitrary rules to keep us occupied and
move electronic documents from file to file; what
is the essence of being, can I hold on to myself
while being a child

In a reality of idiosyncratic activity without any
inherent meaning or long-term purpose except
to pass the time in such a way that bundles of
results can be quantified; those who profess to
know say simply being busy is joy in itself - but
somehow I need to invest

Everything with meaning to ensure relevance


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 29, 2012


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