Show Me

Show me the year it was -
I'll show you the seventeen it wasn't,
And the eternity it never will be, that follows.
Show me the memories - 
I'll show you the smiles forgotten,
And the shattered illusions, broken fragments.
Show me the point in living - 
And I will cut my throat on it!
Don't you know everyone's dying?
                                   It's all the rage.
Recognise the sound of crying?
                  Where's the pain?
Show me.
Flood my eyes with information.
Uncage the mind.
Don't say you know me!
Show me!
Love's not only blind,
          But deaf, dumb, bloody-minded, half-insane
And crying in a dark alley.
Don't say the truth is hidden!
Show me where to find it!

love's tempestunrequited love

◄ A Cheerful Poem

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Fri 9th Apr 2021 18:15

Thank you Ferris, Ghazala, and Keith for the wonderful comments. 💐 💐💐

Thanks also to everyone who has clicked 'Like' for this poem 💕

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keith jeffries

Fri 9th Apr 2021 11:29

I agree with Ferris, those two lines shout out the fact that this is a transitory experience. Where does the truth lie hidden? A question with a much sought after answer. The answer is two fold. We need to live this life in humility, motivated by a spirit of generosity and love as it is a prelude to an ultimate reality. We are in a preparatory and transient stage awaiting the fulfilment of creation's or the creator's purpose.

An excellent poem and thank you for it

Keith

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Ghazala lari

Fri 9th Apr 2021 09:46

Powerful write💪

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Ferris Ty Taylor

Fri 9th Apr 2021 09:12

"Don't you know everyone's dying?
It's all the rage."

I seriously love these lines. This is the type of thing that I'll think about over and over because of the double meaning.
Kate Tempest is like, "Hold your own... and really hold them." This reminds me of that 💐

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