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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Teetering on the edge searching oblivion is never an easy option in my opinion. People who say it is the easy way out couldn't possibly know unless they have walked that path. You need people round you that put a safety rope round you in those circumstances, who can guide you step by step.Thought provoking lines.

Chris

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This is one of those pieces that speak louder and deeper than any other. The heart when written and expressed in words can dance off the page into another’s heart and speak to it in a way that anything we try to produce just because can never do...Ive read this piece several times and each time it reaches deeper and deeper into the depths on my very soul to speak...one only knows what words can do from experience and understanding our vulnerability and willingness to share the most inner parts of ourselves provides a power that can lift one up to a place regular things can not.
I’d like to say well written but how can I praise you in that way for this piece is not about talent but about blood, sweat, grit, and the inner most soul of a person. Thank you for sharing!!!


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Louis McKraker

2 Days Ago

Why, thank you, Tabby. i still say reading this, even now, gives me chills. Things like this, if the.. read more
Tabby Mac

2 Days Ago

Thank God for the expressions like these we can both keep to save ourselves as well as share in hope.. read more
This is remarkably well written and a pleasure to read. Thanks you for sharing it.

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Louis McKraker

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Delmar. I'm flattered you liked it so.
Keep reading, my friend.
Teetering on the edge searching oblivion is never an easy option in my opinion. People who say it is the easy way out couldn't possibly know unless they have walked that path. You need people round you that put a safety rope round you in those circumstances, who can guide you step by step.Thought provoking lines.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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.

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Louis McKraker

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much Ray. I haven't had time to give these reviews the justice that they deserve, but I.. read more
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

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Louis McKraker

10 Months Ago

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

10 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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