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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

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