MIDWEEK POETRY: Late Night Reflections.

My poetic Muse stepped out this week and left me to ponder the great mysteries of life. I believe cats are imponderable. All images are courtesy of Wiki Commons.

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Songs.
If my life
were a song
it would be
a country and
western ballad,
sung by
Willie Nelson.

Life.

We are nothing more
than flotsam on the
sea of life.
The wreckage left over
when lives collide.
Some sink,
others flounder.
All end up
washed ashore
on the island
of death.

Suicide.

Where you
get to be your
own
judge
jury
and executioner.
Sadly, there
is no right of
appeal.

Love.
A state of being
where two people
can see nothing
but each other,
even when others
despair at their choice.

Children.
Tiny people
sent into our
lives,
to evaluate our
belief in
ourselves as
human beings.

Dogs.
See children above,
the only difference?
They will still love us
no matter what we
do.

Cats.
I have no idea.

Evil.
Like foul
weather it is
needed so we
can appreciate
what is good in life.

Sex.
See cats.
No, seriously
it can be awkward,
entertaining
beautiful
scary and
the most
intimate, loving,
fulfilling act people
can partake of.
Yet it’s feared
and used to
sell everything
from toothbrushes
to motorcars.

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War.
A state of existence
where ego
trumps dialogue
and love is
banished
to the isle
of suffering
and despair.

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Peace.
A brief
interlude
in time
where people
are amazed
at how good
life can be.

Death.
The one thing
that every living
organism on the
planet can
count on.
It is feared,
reviled,
and despised.
Yet it waits
patiently for
all of us,
arms held wide
ready to
welcome us
home.

Election campaigns.
A travelling circus,
with the same old
ringmaster, clowns
and highwire acts.
It promises us
something new.
Yet we still go
inside the tent
hoping that this
time the bearded
lady is real.
Laurie Smith© 2013

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30 thoughts on “MIDWEEK POETRY: Late Night Reflections.

  1. Owls and Orchids

    Love the post Laurie…. a great way to explore ideas and so spot on. I’m reading for inspiration….you may have just unleashed a new thought 🙂 Hope the rain didn’t wash you away…looked bad on the radar. Stay dry. Susan x

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      1. Owls and Orchids

        The rain was great but the thunder and lightning had me checking my duds a few times. We think it was directly overhead for a while – wrecked my damned tv show 🙂 Thanks for inspiring me to play around with the photo options… I’m quite pleased with them so I guess that’s one of the main things….. Susan x

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      2. laurie27wsmith Post author

        I love storms, you may have seen the pics I put on FB by now of the lightning at our place. It certainly knocks the TV transmissions around. I’m glad that I’ve inspired you re your photos, there’s always something new you can do.
        Cheers
        Laurie.

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  2. hitandrun1964

    I really LOVE this. How wonderful and you really get cats! What a great post, so spot on and fun. Just outstanding. Thank you. Hope you feel great and are enjoying your beautiful weather.

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Thanks Gigi, something a little different doesn’t go astray. 🙂 Yeah, I’m feeling better. It’s quite warm here at the moment and we’re waiting for a storm to come over, hopefully we’ll get rain.

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  3. Raani York

    So very special Laurie – so different from a lot of your posts – and still: soooo you!
    There’s your seriousness, your caring nature, your thoughtfulness – your consideration – and of course: your humor!!!
    You’re amazing me once again, Laurie!

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Thank you Raani, I have to keep you on your toes. Yes it is different, unexpected actually. The old poetry muse took a break and these popped up instead. It’s my job to keep you amazed and laughing Raani. 🙂
      Cheers
      Laurie.

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      1. Raani York

        Thank you very much Laurie. You’re a great friend! 🙂
        I love the way you think – and the way you write of course!
        🙂
        Hug

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  4. Pagadan

    I’m practically speechless. (Nope, never gonna happen.) IMNHO, Laurie, this is so wonderful, marvelous, and perfect, etc. that it belongs in an anthology–and elsewhere.

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