This is our World

This is our World

A Poem by emipoemi

Dead is the land-

Woods, mountains and leas.

Dead is the sky,

Dead are the seas.

Far and wide, day and night,

There’s no peace, care, or bliss.

This is our world!

You don’t see it, but it is.

 

Dead are we all,

Within and without.

As are all plants

Which in Spring sprout.

Our eyes seldom see,

In our thoughts we’re remiss.

This is our world!

You don’t see it, but it is.

 

Cold is our breath

Wherever we roam;

Cold is our heart,

Cold is our home.

Cold are even the truths

Which we heedlessly miss.

This is our world!

You don’t see it, but it is.

 

Nothing is real.

Nothing we see

Is that which we

Take it to be.

Our lives are dark paths,

Our home an abyss.

This is our world!

You don’t see it, but it is.

 

Gloom, grimness, grey!

Carrion, scree, sloe!

’Tis all that we see-

’Tis all that we know.

’Tis all that exists,

Yet ’tis what we dismiss.

This is our world!

You don’t see it, but it is.

 

We all are alone

Upon this dead land.

Alone we’re about,

Alone do we stand.

’Tis distressing, but true,

This is what is amiss-

This is our world!

You don’t see it, but it is.


-EDP


© 2017 emipoemi



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Yes, sometimes it is, it seems , that this is the only philosophical view to have. But, perhaps it is best that we 'don't see it'. You have described the pessimism of this view point very well.







Posted 2 Months Ago


very much depth to experience here, mush feeling and so much to ponder. Excellent

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.
Lovely as always. My favorite stanza is the one about Nothing being exactly as we see it. Rings very true. :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thanks for reading.
A poetic description from a pessimistic viewpoint; to see the worst aspect of things and believe that the worst will happen! Good structure, composition and poignant write .. I'm sending you a 'Smile' :-) to help soften the day!

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

This is an oldie of mine from more of a philosophical viewpoint than pessimistic. It takes its inspi.. read more
This is bleak, cold, and stark. More truth than fiction, and the reason why I just tune out the news anymore. I see it; but knowing there's nothing that I can do to change it, I just choose to tune out the noise. This is a reminder of the never-ending spiraling of the soul of man. I hope there's hope. I hope there is.

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thanks for reading. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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