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    B.N. birgitta_nell@y's Avatar
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    Unhappy Today

    This day that drags on
    Crawls into emptiness
    Hour by hour, unchanging
    Grinding forward in pointlessness
    Turning all to dust in its wake
    Like a snail of granite
    Leaving a shining trail of bones.

    Slowly the earth turns
    Ever lazy and unchangeable
    Slouching in its eternal orbit
    Slowly, ever slowly, crawling
    Wasting away
    Just the same today as eons before
    Just as predictable as always.

    What is this day?
    It doesn’t matter!
    For all our time we spend
    Rushing wilder than furious winds
    Crashing, remodeling, and blowing ourselves up
    Into things we are not
    Is all in the pursuit of vanity.

    It’s so useless-
    Why such a hurry?
    Our lives are fleeting
    The morning vapors of the universe
    Blown away quickly, quietly, efficiently
    Our existence swept away into a dusty corner
    A splinter in the trail of destruction that is time
    A shining, slimy mist.

    Thus then, what is today?
    Today is just another yesterday
    And another thousand tomorrows
    Today is a date on a calendar
    Today is over.
    Tomorrow begins.
    Blessed are the cracked, for it is they who let in the light.......

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    Haribol Acharya blazeofglory's Avatar
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    This is really a good poem to read. In fact today is simply a split of time, whereas time is really not measurable, and we measure it for our convenience, but in reality it goes beyond scales of measurements.

    What we call today is part of the entire time factor. It is from one perspective nothing and from another it is just a wave.

    Time is a wave and in fact waves are kind of perceived realties, but not realities themselves.

    “Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature””

    “If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.

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    TheFairyDogMother kiz_paws's Avatar
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    You have used very nice imagery in this poem, I liked the way that some of the phrases spun together. Yes, this is a good poem, I enjoyed it. And welcome to LitNet, too!
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
    ~Albert Einstein

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