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Villanelle #19
by Ambrose C Madden
Friday, December 28, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Everyone looks for "the answer" on multiple levels throughout their lives. A baby only wants to be warm, dry and full. An old man wants to know that his life has meant something to someone besides himself. In between, we seek joy, hope, passion, acknowledgment, unity, forgiveness, wealth in all its forms, satisfaction, and love.






We search the world, and when we find that we have sought in vain
For answers, to the question “why”, that no one can acquire,
We’re faced with just accepting things that we cannot explain.

Each day in darkness, we seek light, to help us to sustain
Our drive to satisfy our minds with all that we desire.
We search the world, and when we find that we have sought in vain,

We turn to hide within ourselves, distraught we can’t obtain
Intangibles we’ve come to think will bring what we require.
We’re faced with just accepting things that we cannot explain,

Depressed that we cannot increase the power of the brain,
Or go to mountaintop guru, of whom we can inquire.
We search the world, and when we find that we have sought in vain,

We’re led to face our humanness with feelings of disdain,
Rejecting further need of goals to which we may aspire.
We’re faced with just accepting things that we cannot explain,

When we give up the search because we cannot ascertain
The path to fuller lives, on roads that lead us always higher.
We search the world, and when we find that we have sought in vain,
We’re faced with just accepting things that we cannot explain.


Copyright © 2007 Ambrose C. Madden
  

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