Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 164
Pushing It

Banal though it may seem

I've judged myself an evergreen,

Having run the rugged miles

Showed the pain in grimaced smiles.

Sought the summit, felt the burn

Of tortured thighs at every turn,

Searing lungs and flagging will

Endure my son, until, until.


Articulation's lost for words

Selective memories unheard,

Herald in truth's bitter pill

Of vanquished foes, we speak no ill.

Wear exhaustion, lift the soul

Assign a new and distant goal,

For no one's really watching you

So stagger on, attempt anew.


Life's lost legions, tell the score

Self postulation's hit the floor,

So laugh in self derision now

It's all insane you silly cow.

As time spins on you try the moves

Which younger others usually use,

But one thing cuts you to the bone,

For when you die, you die alone.





Mangere Bridge

12 September 2009



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