Patti Masterman

Silence Alone - Poem by Patti Masterman

This is the only life there is
This is not an audition for a life
This is the end-all, be-all, free-for-all of a life
For any once creature ever living or dead-
You cannot hit the reset button
You cannot hit the reset button.

If you step on a crack no one’s taken back
If you walk beneath a ladder it won’t really matter
If you break a black mirror it won't kill a seer,
But this is the only life there is, take it or break it,
Might as well make it last.

This life is the problem you never had the answer to
This life is the answer to questions half mad,
This is it, the code-key answer to a-plan-for-a-man
Give it away or keep it, it's all the same;
You can't win this game
And there's no one to blame.

This is the only life there is
Because it's the only life you have,
And you can't send it back-
You're on an unknown track.

Don't ask anyone why you're here:
They might know even less or point the wrong directions.
But why here somewhere, instead of nowhere?
No is the answer you must be content with-
And silence alone, you know’s your only answer..

Comments about Silence Alone by Patti Masterman

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/9/2011 1:32:00 PM)

    Live in th'silence alone
    Hold willpower on your tongue
    To answer the unforgettable questions! ! !
    A well-written poem! !
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 10, 2011

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