Lynn W. Petty

Gold Star - 5,245 Points (3/29/28 / Newport Beach, California)

Unknown - Poem by Lynn W. Petty

Back across my span of life,
I ask myself,
What has my purpose been?
No great accomplishments,
No lofty rhymes,
No teachings, great or small,
Held in prestigious moment.
No profound or lasting thoughts.
I leave nothing, legacy or gift;
No one thing,
To lift my soul above
That crushing deep-sea weight
Of human anonymity.

Topic(s) of this poem: purpose

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I must have been depressed that day.

Comments about Unknown by Lynn W. Petty

  • Bri Edwards (3/3/2018 4:47:00 PM)

    WHO wrote this? ? ? Richard Nixon? that would make as much sense as saying Lynn W. Petty! ! ! yes, i agree with your Poet's Notes assessment of your reason for writing this. of course you were wrong in at least some of what you wrote.

    hee-hee. bri ;)

    but if you have nothing else to give, leave me your money! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 29, 2016

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