Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Maybe we all exist


Maybe we all exist
only to inflict pain
on the ones that we care
the most about, without
even being aware;

maybe we all exist
only to light the sky
and fill each other's dreams.
Neither one seems true. From
these desert years, it seems

maybe we all exist
to each other only
when we chance through the sieve
which asks our heart for "yes"
where it can only give

"maybe." We all exist
firstly to be ourselves;
willing to stand alone
and trust our heart's desire
to plumb their own unknown.

11 comments:

Buddah Moskowitz said...

This is a beautiful meditation. So thankful that *you* exist.

hedgewitch said...

Thoughts worth pondering. Esp like the sieving the heart image--all too true.

Laurie Kolp said...

I do think there's a higher purpose for our existence.

Sky Raft Wanderer said...

A very beautiful piece.

Reminds me of George Harrison's "Isn't It a Pity".

Great work here.

Pat Hatt said...

Who knows, thoughts to ponder indeed. But we exist until the maybe are no more and we are buried forever more.

S.E.Ingraham said...

And maybe you exist to write ... this is wonderful musing in my view ... lovely

Heaven said...

Very nice reflections...still a mystery to me until now ~

Brian Miller said...

this def reads like a meditation...i think in knowing ourselves we begin to really be able to give to others...you know...

Charles Miller said...

The clarity of statement, moving from maybes to risky assertion makes the work very well. Your statements come across so well in the lines, simply stated, felt with a refelective rhythm, easing us into the realization at the end. I agree that much of what we call love is probably projection of ourselves onto others, so the final stanza makes a lot of sense to. It's a very powerful ending, resonating not as ubermensch roar of self-reliance but a vulnerable recognition of existence.

De said...

I'm with Buddah. ;)

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Philosophical, yet not at all preachy. "...when we chance through the sieve/which asks our heart for 'yes'/where it can only give/'maybe'" is probably my favorite line. As for your heart's desire, if you have not found it yet, wait - it will catch up with you! Peace, Andrew. Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/03/06/rich-men-suck-dverse/