From a Distance

From a Distance

A Poem by David george
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at the same speed for all we will eventually fall


made of reed, bone, bead and occasionally stone


for all of us comes from the very same cause that made it all


from a height so very tall


     for all of us will come this eventual fall


 


made of dung, death, feces and breath


we will all of us every one of us eventually

have our very own preciously deadly little big fall



… and yet none the less


 

fallen from any distance, felled from any hold


i'd always much rather catch the feather than the bowling ball



   and this is no guess. . . for grace, this is a preference


 

so yes

                    all of these laws here now are constant


but for consequence, now, that will always remain

forever inconstant




© 2019 David george


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The rises and the falls make life interesting.

I once said to a friend of mine something like 'the aim is to be happy all the time' she said something back like, but what would be the point of being happy all the time? At the time I brushed it off, but it was one of those offhanded out there comments that has stuck with me and in retrospect I can see how naive my comment was in the first place. Can I revise that please? To love and experience and fall and break and then get up and glue yourself back together, to learn to be a witness instead of boiling away in the stew, to live and learn from every moment. To me anyway, that's life.

I like the interplay of life and the laws of constant.

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2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

David george

1 Week Ago

For the longest time I thought that the outcome was always what ultimately defined a person. But it.. read more
David george

1 Week Ago

(I forgot to mention, Joe Carnahan was the fella who wrote the "once more into the fray..." thing I .. read more



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The rises and the falls make life interesting.

I once said to a friend of mine something like 'the aim is to be happy all the time' she said something back like, but what would be the point of being happy all the time? At the time I brushed it off, but it was one of those offhanded out there comments that has stuck with me and in retrospect I can see how naive my comment was in the first place. Can I revise that please? To love and experience and fall and break and then get up and glue yourself back together, to learn to be a witness instead of boiling away in the stew, to live and learn from every moment. To me anyway, that's life.

I like the interplay of life and the laws of constant.

Posted 1 Week Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

David george

1 Week Ago

For the longest time I thought that the outcome was always what ultimately defined a person. But it.. read more
David george

1 Week Ago

(I forgot to mention, Joe Carnahan was the fella who wrote the "once more into the fray..." thing I .. read more
I love the line about the feather!
I think that this speaks to our human strength (or weakness, however you perceive it), hope.
Knowing there's a lot of heavy s**t to deal with yet still finding something light to reach for.
Just my thoughts of course. :)

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David george

1 Week Ago

I like that interpretation.
Ya know a happy poem wouldn't kill'ya.
:)

However,
this dung laced bowling ball is unique, and I vote for the feather as well.
I wondered if the fall you speak of is emotional breakage or if you were thinking alittle more global.


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David george

1 Week Ago

Don't fret, this won't be escalating or continuing any further. I've had enough fun and he's alread.. read more
JayG

1 Week Ago

• I purposely gave you a distorted and incorrect interpretation of it to give you an opportunity .. read more
David george

1 Week Ago

Hush now Jay. You got setup to show the world your pretentious ego driven dumb assery, again. I'm .. read more

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