Martin Zakovski

The Ignorant - Poem by Martin Zakovski

Describe Life, they said
and how could I?
'It is an ocean,
a thousand fathoms deep,
filled with creatures.'
but this was met with shrugs.
So I tried again,
'it is the sky,
that embodies the planets,
and the heavenly stars.'
this was quickly dismissed,
and came an answer
which I couldn't interpret.
'Life is cruel, ' said they.
I disagreed.
'Woe to you o' human,
for you don't understand life,
and having not reflected deep
you try to question me
of something yourself don't
contemplate and know.'
I am a mere dreamer
or a lunatic in your eyes
but I have pursued this enigma,
and this I comprehend.
'Long dead are those mortals
who try to turn away,
from the obvious truth,
and choose to dwell in darkness.
They are no different
from the great tyrants,
now disrelished
who wrapped in coffins rest.'
this I said and waited,
waited for a reply,
that never came.

Topic(s) of this poem: ignorant, life

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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