do you even
that these words
have you run your tongue
along the sharp edges of existence
to feel the pain of tomorrow
your impending death
i think not
for if you did
you would not
a reflection of life…
do you even
haha, tis your rhymes that make the journey even sweeter, so if they be my last, i shall die a happy lass. lovely, made me smile, think, ponder, wake up and esp loved this: ‘have you run your tongue
along the sharp edges of existence’ brilliant
wasting time. what a concept? sharp edges? or strings between possibility.
No, I prefer not to ponder on what’s ahead, for now I will relish the rhymes 🙂
I love it. Bold, funny and oh so true. Well Done, Charles
LMAO! Love this. I’ll take my chances as my passion for word is far too great to relinquish…let come what may!
Clever ending! http://thelaughinghousewife.wordpress.com
A thought provoking poem. To add my thoughts, even in contemplating death, I don’t want to fear it. I cannot bring myself to live each moment as if it is my last for fear that it might be.
On another note, you are the only other poet I know of who uses audio for their poems! I looked over your blog a bit and apparently you’ve been doing it much longer than me 🙂 But I am excited that other people are using audio for poetry too!
phhheeww.. I have thought about all that you said here, and I still maintain that I am GLAD I “spend” my time wisely in reading your so-called foolish rhymes 🙂
You are so modest, Charles… but you are just terrific!
Love it slp. x
Brilliant… You’re right! I’m never coming back.
I was looking to waste a little time, and well wasted it was…Fantastic!
Cheers, My Friend 🙂
…but then it is because the tongue has run along the edge and felt the pain… that we all need poetry. Is it not? So I believe I will return again. Thank you slpmartin.
“along the sharp edges of existence: is one of the best lines ever!
These so-called foolish rhymes may just be an answer to a prayer, a light in the darkness, a wake-up call, a last conversation with a dear, dear friend, a sought-after way to forgiveness, a spoken truth long ago forgotten, a gift of courage to one who feels lonely and afraid, a ray of hope in the face of this death that you speak of….all of this and much more. 🙂 Thank you for these words you give the world. 🙂 Heartspell
Allow me to differ. I think I would – in fact, I would savor them even more than I do, living moment by moment what ‘time’ I had left… Thank you always for your words!
Just figured I’d drop by here and waste a bit of time… most enjoyably so
Very funny, gave a good chuckle by the time I reached the end.
Foolish? I think not! Nice!
Hey thats a good one.. didnt expect this ending. I come back to enjoy these beautiful words of yours – so keep on writing.
Is it foolish to read the last line
Is it foolish to leave unread
Is it foolish to not read at all
Is it foolish to want to die
Is it foolish to live for ever
Is it not foolish to dance the fool
Is it not foolish to not be here at all
I like the twist that this maybe a question not a reflection!
yet another beautiful, thoughtful work of art.
absolutely well said…. and to the very point… nice
What an elegant and innovative poet you are! Your lines are true and certainly not even remotely foolish.
All good wishes,
Nothing you write is foolish. 🙂
i love it!!! =)
truly existential verse…love the imagery in your poems and the dark message that subtly flows along…
thanks for sharing. you are a gifted poet.
but reflecting on your words brings sanity to many of us (to face another day)
smiles from up North
I have not visited your blog for way TOOOOooo long…your writing is as excellent as always. This one made me smile – but at the same time, there is such truth in your words too.