The Easiness

The Easiness

A Poem by Louis McKraker



I was always told

  that this was the easy way out.

But I was told this by those

  whom I now have every reason to doubt.

For they have never stood just like this,

  at the edge of such a precipice.


But, I tell you now:


  The easiness they spoke of

    was not as easy as they told me.

  And if the easiness they spoke of

    led me to this, who there will hold me?


Then, as the sun rose above the quarry,

  off the rocks below, a voice echoed.

It shewed away the darkness as it spoke:

  You’ve made life’s mistakes;

You’ve played dice with snakes;

  You’re only human--but you’re made of gold.


And, now I know:


  The easiness they spoke of

    was not as easy as they told me.

  And if the easiness they spoke of

    led me to this, who there will hold me?


Downward rains these gentle thoughts,

  that gets me through those days…

Those days, when I stood in that very spot;

  and the question answered to my downward gaze.


Now, I can honestly say:


  The easiness they spoke of

    was not as easy as they told me.

  And if the easiness they spoke of

    led me to this, who there will hold me?




© 2018 Louis McKraker



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RWE
Louis, another incredibly impressive poem. Deeply insightful questions, self-reflection, and rediscovery conveyed here. "The easiness they spoke of... was not as easy as they told me. And if the easiness they spoke of... led me to this, who there will hold me?" This repeats in my head. Such raw truth, posed with humility.

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Louis, another incredibly impressive poem. Deeply insightful questions, self-reflection, and rediscovery conveyed here. "The easiness they spoke of... was not as easy as they told me. And if the easiness they spoke of... led me to this, who there will hold me?" This repeats in my head. Such raw truth, posed with humility.

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The father struggle and held great anger. With old age. I understand his struggle.
"The easiness they spoke of
was not as easy as they told me.
And if the easiness they spoke of
led me to this, who there will hold me?"
My grandfather told me often. Never worthwhile comes easy. He was right. Thank you Louis for sharing the amazing poetry and thoughts. I did like them.
Coyote

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Louis McKraker

4 Months Ago

And thank you, my friend, for a wonderful interpretation
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome.

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Louis McKraker
Louis McKraker

Montpelier, VT



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I was born in Central Alabama and began writing poetry and short stories at age nine. I am now the author of several poetry compilations, a song and lyric collection, and a collection of short stories.. more..

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