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Life - what art thou
by Ed Matlack

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

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Philosophy? Maybe, you be the judge!

                       Life - What Art Thou?


Game of chance, tournament of sorrow and hope


Gamble for existence, happiness and wealth


Bearer of woe, chagrin and disappointment


Then again laden with joy, encouragement and merriment


Author of poverty, writer of riches


Bringer of tragedy, carrier of success


Secretive powers expressed in parables


A puzzle of time, endless in theory


Interpreted by few, lost by many


Years borrow and returned


Born of habit, died of necessity


Destroyed by evil, shortened by sin


Contradictory of Nature, truly patterned by faith


Matinee to paradise, prelude to the everlasting


Breather of perfumed goodness, expeller of horror


Hopeless; lost in the folds of wickedness


Tireless; centuries of despair


Ruthless; tortuous of character


What price "LIFE?" nay, what is life but sorrow? 


 

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/19/2007
well done, enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Bobbie Hess (Reader) 8/25/2003
Reviewed by jude forese 8/20/2003
well consolidated imagery...
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 8/20/2003
A dark spiral that kept getting darker, until it hit bottom. I like the contrasts in each line and the quick utterances, fits the drum-of-doom mood or mind-death, Ed. I'm feeling kinda depressed, now....

:)
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 8/20/2003
Emotional and well researched. Bravo, Ed!
Reviewed by john zimmerman 8/20/2003
you seem to have hit the high points
each line is a volume

good write

john+
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