A Curious Mind W(o/a)nders

Friday, September 11, 2009

You will be there, won't you?

When lost in life's tenuous maze,
Alone, forelorn and defeated,
Gagged and blinded, confused in haze,
You will be there for me, won't you?

When subsumed in ignominy of failure,
Ostracized by men of the world,
Beyond all balm, beyond all cure,
You will be there for me, won't you?

When drained hollow by aspirations of life,
Enervated, enfeebled and effete,
Barren and infecund, only dissipation rife,
You will be there for me, won't you?

You will be there for me, won't you...
originally written on March 25, 2005


  • At 2:39 pm, March 29, 2011, Blogger Djamant said…

    this one is like a work of some real artist
    can almost sing the lyrics
    you can really try composing this into a song!

  • At 10:59 pm, July 05, 2011, Blogger rebabusek said…

    This is poetry not lyrics, you don't need a tune!

    The ambiguity of English and your composition make it even more provocative.

    Like, "For the love of God" is ambiguous.
    Does that mean my love of God, or God's love of me?

    In the human condition we question if someone will be there for us when we're down and out.

    But an even more demanding question is can we be counted on by another when we're down and out.

    The ambiguity of not knowing which direction is intended creates a beautiful tension that motivates our deliberation.

    Perhaps that's what you meant!


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