Kathrine Pierce

Will Not Win - Poem by Kathrine Pierce

“Write a poem full of light
bring a hoping wish to sight! ”
I tell myself this once again;
Against my darkness I cannot win.
I try sometimes to have cheer,
but that painting will soon smear.
For my happiness will disappear.

What’s a moment for some joy?
For happiness is a decoy.
A front hiding the real truth,
of the shadow that’s within.
For the outside can be smooth
and the inside concealing greatest sin.
Against my darkness I cannot win.

Every small problem teaches me.
I think nothing when full of glee.
I’d rather with knowledge dredge
than with glee, jump off a ledge.
Against my darkness I chose not to win.

Comments about Will Not Win by Kathrine Pierce

  • (1/31/2010 10:10:00 PM)

    Ms. Pierce: I find your last line (and therefore the title as well) intriguing. The idea that one might choose not to win, in a battle against one's dark emotions, does not make sense on the surface. But, if winning that battle means living in a fool's paradise, then the wise thing is to choose to lose. Interesting perspective.

    Thank you for sharing this one.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2010

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