Chris Jibero

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Semblance Of Nonsense - Poem by Chris Jibero

Is all there is to life
Acquisition of knowledge and power
Quest for wealth and glory
That man chases morbidly
From sunrise
To sunset
Basking in vainglory now
But gnashing teeth in regrets
A moment later
Full and satisfied today
But hungry and discontent tomorrow
Wise in one matter now
But foolish in another later
Praised profusely today
But lambasted tomorrow
Surfeit with love now
But loathed visciously a moment later
Rising to the peak of achievements today
But falling to the nadir of nothingness tomorrow

Good lessons though these are to man
For by tasting of these
Can he keep his balance
In the turbulence dotting the skies
Of his chequered flight
Eating up only souls
With short endurance life span
For life's variety shop sells
The good, the bad
And, sometimes, the spine-chilling ugly
Packaged in different sizes
At prices high and low
In fairness to all to buy
According to their capacity and faith

But life certainly is the identical twin brother
Of an inept but haughty time keeper
Showing off his ineptitude and arrogance
To a rushing world
Brandishing his intimidating bell
That tolls both joy and sadness
Flogging with his right hand now
But soothing with the left later
In delighting and doleful repetitions
Just reminding man always
That he is a passenger
On the tortuous journey of life
That itself is like crass nonsense.

(C) Chris Jibero. 2011.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 15, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 15, 2011


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