Joseph DeMarco

Rookie - 178 Points (July 19th 1976 / Jamaica Queens-NYC)

Tapping The Energy - Poem by Joseph DeMarco

'I'm Never alone
I'm alone all the time, ' says The voice out of nowhere.
I'm sitting reading by myself in the woods.
I'm not sure if The voice is recurring radio waves or there is actually a being talking to me.
I look up into a clear blue sky.
I look around.
There is no one around.
'The answer is simple
The question not so attainable, ' The voice says
'What? ' I question a little antagonistically
'Have I found Eden
Or Am I lost?
Have I succeeded or failed?
Is this the end or the beginning?
Am I dreaming or being dreamt? ' The voice says pondering.
'What? ' I question again, 'this is nonsensical you're the one asking these Zen questions that can't be answered.'
'I can answer them, ' says The voice.
'The answer to each one of those questions is both.'
'Think about it, ' says The voice.
'Okay, ' I say.
'Wait! ' I interrupt, 'Don't leave yet! '
'Okay, ' The voice says calmly.
'What is the secret to happiness? ' I ask The voice.
For a second I think The voice is going to say being wet and warm, but that is not The voice's response.
'Sadness, ' The voice says plainly.
And then The voice is gone.
And I am sad.
And happy.

Comments about Tapping The Energy by Joseph DeMarco

  • (5/13/2010 1:33:00 AM)

    Very clever and interesting. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 3, 2008

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