thursday’s at rick’s

Well mine’s done. Not sure why such a beautiful image inspired such a dark response. Could it be because I’m a pessimistic, misanthropic little bastard? Something’s wrong with the media uploader. You’ll have to go to Rick’s to see the prompt until gets it together or I figure out how to do an end run on the problem.

Here it is…

dark matter

it picks up where it leaves off
it’s circular that way
ever moving ever changing
yet it always stays the same

how we got here why we are here
any answer is a guess
will our hearts begin evolving
will our brains lead us to death

astounding egos confuse completely
what is real and what is not
lives are ruined because the rule book
tells us plainly not to stop

we keep on taking till we’ve taken
what is ours then what is theirs
time is short it doesn’t matter
because the circle doesn’t care

after eons it won’t matter
our world will burn and then grow cold
never knew we weren’t the center
just a fraction of the whole.

There you have it. And I busted 50 words this time!


8 Responses to “thursday’s at rick’s”

  1. 1 Arkay May 1, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Brevity be damned, eh? If I ever pick better numbers and come into some ready cash, you’re welcome to extort me to purchase some of Rick’s finery. Very good words expressed here today.

  2. 2 paisley May 1, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    judging from the out come,, the last line,, i would say this was a very productive work indeed.. not dark,, rather honest… anyone who denies being out for more is a freaking liar… in my book that is…… sometimes the only question to be answered is… more what?????

  3. 3 misterbooks May 2, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Very intelligent and well thought out. Good job!
    Peace to the PoetPirate!

  4. 4 ozymandiaz May 2, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Wonderful piece, man. Love the rhythme of it.
    And I don’t know so much (duh) about this being pssimistic, though, just seems drenched in the real

  5. 5 Greybeard May 2, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you all. In the painting I see all the various peoples happy and even blessed. Yet there’s the bear, teetering on the edge of extinction. Can we be far behind?

  6. 6 johemmant May 5, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    YOu did a wonderful job, I’m with Ozy, great rhythm, good sentiments too.

  7. 7 Greybeard May 5, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    johemmant – Thank you. I’ll get around to writing something optimistic. One of these days. (I can’t wait till Thursday!)

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