Lynn W. Petty

Gold Star - 5,176 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

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 29, 2016

[Report Error]