MARKINGS

MARKINGS

A Poem by sonnie ibadah

I seek for a deeper meaning of life,
yet, there is no point for what I strive.
My experiences may seem not enough but trust,
my soul does not starve.
My search for truth ended when I realized there was no such thing.
Artifact prevails as reality is fading.
Not that the struggles were meaningless, just unnecessary.
One believes that the path we take is a choice,
but I believe it is a voice,
that calls us from the middle of nowhere.
I dare not start to believe that, there is no purpose for my existence.
My presence is significant not because of who I am to others,
sadly no,
but because of what I have is of interest to them.
are sacrifices we make to gain others admiration?
or to value the worthiness of others to us?
I believe the first to be true.
When I’m gone, what will they remember,
my humility or my pride?
my strengths or my weaknesses?
my achievements or my failures?  
my living or my dying?
Will they miss my presence or its interests?
Not that it matters, because nothing does anymore.
It is when we are dying that we realize how valuable our lives should have been.

© 2015 sonnie ibadah



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Sonnie Profound! Great writing. The stanza below is something I believe...the universe echoes calling us; things may at time seem arbitrary; random...no...we connect for reasons.. I'll think about this for awhile. Artifact prevails as reality is fading.
Not that the struggles were meaningless, just unnecessary.
One believes that the path we take is a choice,
but I believe it is a voice,
that calls us from the middle of nowhere.
Wow: how thought provoking! The questions you ask; your thoughts and the ending; should have been.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

2 Years Ago

thank u so much dale, i actually enjoyed writing this because i got to put in my thoughts, fears and.. read more
Confuser

2 Years Ago

Sonnie: I love it. Will be re-reading. Thank you & you're welcome too!!! :]Dale



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Sonnie this is so deeply reflective.
Such huge questions; what was it all for? did I do right?
Perhaps as you say here that voice we hear (in most peoples cases) doesnt order us what to do - it merely guides the freewill - not to command.
While the final line is the summation of all that went before it, there are so many lines in the lead up to that powerful query, they signpost the way not unlike the milestones we all 'feel' on our journey. The title is very well chosen.
Class write Sonnie.

Posted 2 Years Ago


sonnie ibadah

2 Years Ago

thank you so much ANTO
Absolutely stunning and genial. I love the question and the main theme of the poem. Very intense and very affective.

Posted 2 Years Ago


sonnie ibadah

2 Years Ago

thank you ana, i appreciate the review ;)
Not that it matters, because nothing does anymore.
It is when we are dying that we realize how valuable our lives should have been.

Deep and powerful thought. Actually once in time everyone thinks so and when we get a positive sight in this we forget our pain then there stars achievement.
Thank you.
Great..........

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

2 Years Ago

thank u for reading SSADD ;)
Sonnie Profound! Great writing. The stanza below is something I believe...the universe echoes calling us; things may at time seem arbitrary; random...no...we connect for reasons.. I'll think about this for awhile. Artifact prevails as reality is fading.
Not that the struggles were meaningless, just unnecessary.
One believes that the path we take is a choice,
but I believe it is a voice,
that calls us from the middle of nowhere.
Wow: how thought provoking! The questions you ask; your thoughts and the ending; should have been.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

2 Years Ago

thank u so much dale, i actually enjoyed writing this because i got to put in my thoughts, fears and.. read more
Confuser

2 Years Ago

Sonnie: I love it. Will be re-reading. Thank you & you're welcome too!!! :]Dale
Wow these thoughts are deep. Made me stop and think about my own life and how I can make it better. This poem is amazing. Well done thank you for this lovely poem and for making me think :-D

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

2 Years Ago

it's always a pleasure ;)

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