Barry Van Allen

Trudging - Poem by Barry Van Allen

What seems to be important,
about this day and time,
looses all it's strength by evening,
'cause as the night descends,
... all I can think of is the leaving.

The sphere of my life feels so tiny,
compared to everything as a whole,
an insignificance of feeling like a grain again,
lost in the biggest bowl.

So much time seeking reasons,
my day ascends toward more decline,
tears, and fears, and too few cheers,
my life to me ; confining.

My facts and dreams are different,
my duties are encroaching,
a charted course by an outside force,
... I can feel my clouds approaching.

What once was so important,
today, I have no doubt,
if given opportunity,
I would rather live without.

Comments about Trudging by Barry Van Allen

  • (6/13/2007 12:10:00 AM)

    Brilliant poem Barry...once provokes thought.
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  • (6/10/2007 4:08:00 AM)

    a fine poem with well chosen rhymes. The content and idea's are nice and there is a good flow to the poem i was taken back by stanza two this was a really strong stanza and i much enjoyed, and the last line is something i think we can all relate to regardless of class. Barry this is a fine poem and i shall be reading more.

    best wishes

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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