Fortune and Fame

Fortune and Fame

A Poem by Satoshi IroTzu

The curse of youth lies in utterly false conviction;
that at the mention of your name
is promised joy;
that the agony will be washed away into a phantom chasm
as you keep the entire world dazzled.

All around you witness the loss of a taste;
your blessing lifts the unknown voices
that chant and praise your name.
All alone as the dark gets blacker,
deeper and longer;
your compassion burns out
along with your last atom of strength. 
You die.
Not as a martyr. Or Hero's death.
A phantom;
no one knows the love in your heart
that has been left.
To rot now. To be eaten. Gone.
They all remember that all of you ...
was just a good show.
Too bad that a showman has abandoned;
souls without purpose;
hearts without warmth;
minds without nobility.
Who will entertain now those;
that slave for a short lived pleasure?
Only another fool,
just another jester.

© 2017 Satoshi IroTzu



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Logical and wise thoughts in the poetry.
"Only another fool,
just another jester."
Easy to play fool or jester when seeking the wrong things. Thank you Satoshi for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Satoshi IroTzu

1 Month Ago

Respect, Coyote.

I appreciate your comment.
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

I enjoyed your work and you are welcome.
The older one gets the better they understand the realities of youth and your poem highlights that. You show great wisdom in pointing out the often harshness maturity can bring. Masterfully done my friend Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap!

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Satoshi IroTzu

1 Month Ago

Respect, papa-Bear.

I am glad to see you enjoyed reading the poem.
I appreciat.. read more

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Satoshi IroTzu
Satoshi IroTzu

Split, Splitsko-Dalmatinska Zupanija, Croatia



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