The Cripple and his Search

The Cripple and his Search

A Poem by Greg Farina
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Fourteener; Not my favorite, but still...

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Some have called me human, well, I suppose I am but half;

A grown man should let out his Seth, put goodness to the test.

I’ve walked the cripple’s walk, my loss, I’ve held the devil’s staff;

I’ve looked at half the moon and said it’s missing even less.

If knowledge is worth a leg, my leg then it must be scrapped;

There is a pain which all know, but I think I know it best.


The hiding man is kind to all, proud of his deep secret.

But when it comes deep on his clothes, he is ashamed of stains.

Men confuse the cripple with the good man with the sacred;

The drunkard stumbles all times and I look like I’m the same.

There is nothing different about the seeker and the wicked;

If sin causes violent sorrow, that must be why I’m lame.


© 2017 Greg Farina



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The theme and narrative of this is stupendous and sublime. A fun read that would be even more fun if the musicality flowed better (certain words don't fall on the right beat to carry the musicality through without a hitch, and you end two lines with words that have feminine endings where the stress, by the rhythm falls on the wrong sylLAble). Apart from musicality issues, this is fantastic. Well done!

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Greg Farina

2 Months Ago

Yeah, it's kind of hard to flow when you have to use a certain amount of syllables, at least for me .. read more
emipoemi

2 Months Ago

What form is this that you're required to use a set amount of syllables? To me it looks like simple .. read more
Greg Farina

2 Months Ago

Yeah, but I was being a bit OCD about the fourteen thing. I think they used to do it that way. I'll .. read more



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The theme and narrative of this is stupendous and sublime. A fun read that would be even more fun if the musicality flowed better (certain words don't fall on the right beat to carry the musicality through without a hitch, and you end two lines with words that have feminine endings where the stress, by the rhythm falls on the wrong sylLAble). Apart from musicality issues, this is fantastic. Well done!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Greg Farina

2 Months Ago

Yeah, it's kind of hard to flow when you have to use a certain amount of syllables, at least for me .. read more
emipoemi

2 Months Ago

What form is this that you're required to use a set amount of syllables? To me it looks like simple .. read more
Greg Farina

2 Months Ago

Yeah, but I was being a bit OCD about the fourteen thing. I think they used to do it that way. I'll .. read more

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Added on July 27, 2017
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Tags: Fourteener, Cripple, Seeking, Knowledge, Leg