>"as in life" we write poems #32-pursuit of happiness


Pursuing anything could be fatal,
or a complete waste of time.
Chase it on the merry-go-round,
where the cars go bumping in unison.
Plates of glass cut to a specific angle,
can be fit in the frame, until they crack or shatter …
The broken pieces left to be picked up
by the innocent spectator.
On a sidewalk crumbling underfoot,
while sinking into the earth.
Brace yourself for disappointment
that wedges us between the real
and unimaginable facts.
Existing – in looking for true happiness.

10 responses to “>"as in life" we write poems #32-pursuit of happiness

  1. >Bravo. You have said these truths so much better than I.

  2. >I agree with your thoughts. I like the glass analogy.

  3. >You are so right; if we have to pursue anything in life, it's often a waste of time.

  4. >The pursuit may be interesting but so often futile or dangerous.

  5. >At my age and with my joints, just the word pursuit sounds exhausting, lol. I agree with every word you wrote.Elizabeth

  6. >It is the expectation of happiness that leads to disappointment.

  7. >This is so relatable. I have fallen flat on my face so many times, pursuing it..places

  8. >I just woke up Pamela, and in my dream, the last thing I said was, "you are a series of disappointments." I was so glad it was just a bad dream.

  9. >The glass analogy struck me the most in this piece. I think we mistake what will distract our minds from sorrow and sadness with what will actually make us happy, hence perhaps the disappointment. Nicely done.-Nicole

  10. >Thanks to all for the nice comments.I have been busy.Pamela

I appreciate all comments.

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