Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ticket To Ride?






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Riveted
by Robyn Sarah

from A Day's Grace
copyright The Porcupine's Quill

It is possible that things will not get better
than they are now, or have been known to be.
It is possible that we are past the middle now.
It is possible that we have crossed the great water
without knowing it, and stand now on the other side.
Yes: I think we have crossed it now. Now
we are being given tickets, and they are not
tickets to the show we had been thinking of,
but to a different show, clearly inferior.

Check again: it is our own name on the envelope.
The tickets are to that other show.

It is possible that we will walk out of the darkened hall
without waiting for the last act: people do.
Some people do. But it is probable
that we will stay seated in our narrow seats
all through the tedious denouement
to the unsurprising end - riveted, as it were;
spellbound by our own imperfect lives
because they are lives,
and because they are ours.



5 comments:

  1. I may be a bit dense today, but I assume the poem is totally someone else's words. The poem is quite a downer really, but sometimes it is true that life is undeniably a downer. Sometimes a person cannot make lemonade from lemons. But yes, our lives and whatever 'show' we view has merit & sometimes the best we can do at one time or another is plod on through & hope the plot will change. Sometimes I still hear Peggy Lee (I think it was) singing "Is That All There Is?" And if it is, we still have to keep dancing!!

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  2. I love Mary's comment. Sherry, I'm right next to you, but I think we're in the show, not in the seats.

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  3. If we truly believe that our life is ours, then I have to agree with Susan. We are not in the seats, we are writing the show, one poem at a time,

    Elizabeth

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  4. Interesting poem. I do't find it depressing, simply aiming at truth. It coincides with something I'm reading about accepting, being in peace with whatever comes our way. Life rarely is exactly as we planned. Anyway, enjoyed reading this. Food for thought.

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  5. I love the ending and we are riveted right till the final curtain falls~ As you said, it is our story~ Wonderful Sherry the ending really touched me~

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