What is life?

Life is  a fabrication of palatable lies.

Swimming through consciousness,

Shoaling like fish, open mouthed,

We take in all that we can swallow.

Hallucinating a fragile reality

Clinging to shreds

Pulling at threads

Holding our heads

We long for dignity.

Pulled to the earth

From a home in the sky

Spinning between birth and death

Eyes tightly closed

We swallow lie after lie

Searching for sweetness

Finding only the dry wafer

The bitter wine.

 

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Hazel ettridge

Fri 31st May 2019 12:31

Jennifer, Jon, Lisa - thank you for the 'likes'. There is so much good stuff on this site and I always appreciate it when people have stopped by.

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Hazel ettridge

Thu 30th May 2019 17:15

Thank you Jason. I like those lines too.

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Jason Bayliss

Thu 30th May 2019 11:05

That is an extremely astute observation Hazel, really cleverly written but my favourite lines:

We swallow lie after lie

Searching for sweetness

Finding only the dry wafer

The bitter wine.


The dry wafer and bitter wine, that sums up a large portion of belief for me.

J. x

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