ERI CGP

Veteran Poet - 1,370 Points (ohio)

Why? - Poem by ERI CGP

Why look outside for acceptance?
When the answer has always been within?
The internal compass will lead the way
If I just lay down my burdens
Let them go without a fight
The trials and tribulations of a stubborn man.

Why question his existence?
He is everywhere
Sometimes hidden
Sometimes used for selfish and destructive means
His name in vain
Used as an excuse
But free will ensures
Perfection remains an oxymoron.
Enlightment comes with a price
But it's worth the sacrifice.

Why would I want to sell my soul?
To the lowest common denominator?
For fame and fortune
No amount of greed, artifice
Is gonna fill the emptiness
You've felt since birth
The catch is, you can never go home again.

Why should I depend on man?
To fulfill my needs?
Whet the appetite of desire
Reignite the fire that one can choose
To extinguish?
Last time I checked
He bleeds, makes mistakes
And depends on adulation
Adoration and congratulations
To fill an ego that needs to be held in check
Yet, there is only one him
And it's not you
You just gotta face it
You're just a mere mortal
Like the rest of us
So why mock my aim to search
For something deeper than
The urbane, mundane and the unwinnable game?

P-3/6/14.

Topic(s) of this poem: god, introspection, salvation

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Why? by ERI CGP

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (1/19/2016 11:14:00 PM)


    Why would I want to sell my soul?
    To the lowest common denominator?
    For fame and fortune
    No amount of greed, artifice
    Is gonna fill the emptiness
    You've felt since birth
    The catch is, you can never go home again. Great realizations of life that only a mature soul can tell.
    At the end you my dear poet write
    So why mock my aim to search
    For something deeper than
    The urbane, mundane and the unwinnable game? this sentence is really wonderful. yes we find fulfillment only when we go beyond the earthly. we shall never be satisfied with the mundane, thank you very much for this thought provoking poem. you are a philosopher of life. thank you. tony
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 18, 2016



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