Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 179
To Love the Skin You Live In

















Cry not for what you do not have

Bleed less for what is given,

For the cruelty in your fellow man

Will paint how greed is driven.

The silent fields of Sobibor

And Dachau's dull grey light,

Pay testament to past largess

In what is wrong and right.

Conception's teeming contest

Has dispensed your primal luck,

Your greater expectations

Have run, gratuitously, amok.

For what you are is what you get

This mirror's image barks,

And delusional ostentatiousness

Reinforces those remarks.

Seek not the golden rainbow

Nor pursue the greener field,

For disaffected affectations

Promise you a simple yield.

Learn to love the skin you live in

Irrespective of the warts,

Live within your  limitations

Despite disparaging retorts.

Count the blessings of the moment

Take each small step at a time,

Come to terms with who you are

And you will find it all...sublime!.




14 November 2009


Notify me when...

"This extract remains the exclusive property of the author who retains all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the work. It may not be stored, displayed, published, reproduced or used by any person or entity for any purpose without the author's express permission and authority."

Please rate and comment on this work
The writer appreciates your feedback.

Book overall rating (No. of ratings: 
Would you consider buying this book?
Yes | No
Your rating:
Post a comment Share with a friend
Your first name:
Your email:
Recipient's first name:
Recipient's email:

Worthy of Publishing is against spam. All information submitted here will remain secure, and will not be sold to spammers.

No advertising or promotional content permitted.