A Poem by Leslie

A poem based on the hard life in "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy.


For this life

You need

to eat without restraint

to sleep without unrest

to walk without cold

to live without fear

These are the needs of this world.

© 2009 Leslie

Author's Note

A poem based on the hard life in "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy.
However, it can also apply to our life now.

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I don't really get that man's little thing.
I like this poem and i think it'd be great to live without fear and i think it's completely possible, you know?
just to feel safe where you are.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Oh, well, I meant "without fear" so that even if you knew what was coming (death, in the case of "The Road"'s father), then ignoring your fear, living without it, and proceeding anyways is necessary. For the father, living without fear is what saves his son.
^^ Sorry, that might be a bit confusing, I'm sleepy. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

I just have trouble with the line,
"to live without fear".
In my mind there is something wrong
with that line. To live without something
is a negative. To live with agression, or love,
would be positives. You just can`t live withot
fear, sorry.
Otherwise this is a nice little poem and I salute
your positive intention. To write a little poem
that will inspire us. It did.

Rated 100 %
---- Eagle Cruagh

Posted 11 Years Ago

You quote Cormac McCarthy,
a wonderful choice. I hope you read
his, "All the Pretty Horses".

Your poem, "NEED" is a rare gem.
It is well written and exciting.

I hope you write many more.

Rated 100 %
------ Eagle Cruagh

Posted 11 Years Ago

i agree, totally

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on June 12, 2009
Last Updated on June 13, 2009



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