Wednesday, September 10, 2014

You Have To Learn To See Beyond

You have to learn to see beyond what meets
   Your mortal eyes to recognize the truth
Behind appearances.  The world that greets
   Us with a smile is sharp of claw and tooth.
It suffers us to trespass on its turf
   As if we own the place; so, in our pride,
We come and go like whitecaps on the surf
   And think we rule the ocean that we ride.
And when one of us drowns, we raise a cry
   For answers we can cling to or create.
But there is no Because to Life’s cruel Why.
   There is no tragedy.  It is not fate.
      It’s just the Real, appearing suddenly
      In what we like to call Reality.


Copyright 2014 Matthew J Wells

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