A Poem by A.Lee

What are we?
Little wisps of dust and air
Here one moment, gone the next
As we attempt to make an impression
On sullied earth beneath our feet

A few years
To warm a couple hearts or break them
To press ourselves into a mind
Unforgettable, irremovable

Life blooms and fades
Love established, faith assured
Until the day the breeze blows wrong
Families, goals, personalities, hearts
Swept away with a gust of wind

Recycled through
Returned to dust, earth's energy
Doesn't the sun seem brighter now?
The orchid's perfume sweeter still?

They're here and there
Yet nowhere still
Except in blissful memories
And in a weary night's delusion
Of things we only wish we'd seen

© 2011 A.Lee

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Life always seems to prematrue when lost...love the metaphors here.

Posted 12 Years Ago

It might be my morbid sense of humor, but I used to work in a Nursing Home and I always wondered how a poem that could sum up life would be like. And I think you nailed it with a jack hammer.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Nicely put.

Posted 13 Years Ago

An excellent description of life... Up, down, hope- yes, no, maybe. Can't deny the good, but the bad can be nearly unbearable. Very thoughtful piece.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on March 30, 2011
Last Updated on March 30, 2011



Monroe, GA

I am lots of things, but here you'd identify most with the writer and avid reader. I have three beautiful children. The oldest boy, Seth, passed last year after fighting a long battle with cancer. .. more..

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