Don’t Try 

Posted: June 18, 2017 in Poetry
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 ‘Cause When You Try Hard is When You die hard….Kanye West


Crossroads and junctions

Decisions and choices implied

A time to split the inert personalities

Torn asunder by the cardinal alternatives


The spinning top of self whirls ceaselessly

Which side to lean, which pole to incline

Between the comforts of the familiar

And the anarchy of the unveiled

One decision implying closure of 3 unexplored doors


“Life is a game of chance,” and the gods own the house

And whether you like or not, you have to cast the dice

Even when you know it’s heavily loaded

Free will is just an illusion, please don’t be offended

There are no oars to paddle this boat

But you have to give an impression of a fight

A futile gesture for the consolation of self


“At least I tried,” you’ll cry on your deathbed

Oblivious to the wise utterances of an enlightened sage

Who, even in death he still implores to us

“Don’t try!” his tombstone thus speaks

A prophet of realism, mistaken for a pessimist

“That’s very important: not to try, either for Cadillacs, creation or immortality. You wait, and if nothing happens, you wait some more. It’s like a bug high on the wall. You wait for it to come to you. When it gets close enough you reach out, slap out and kill it. Or if you like its looks, you make a pet out of it.”
– Charles Bukowski


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