a gentleman may suffer from the horrors he has seen
a princess may be hungry for the status of a queen
the rest of us may stumble on our life’s uneven trails
and which of us would risk a ride in justice’s own scales

should I look behind the curtain what then might I see
if I accept illusions will I never then be free
does freedom have a meaning that I can take to heart
does life conspire to break us, were we broken from the start

every passing moment must be judged in it’s own right
should we ever turn our coats or stand our ground and fight
is there a single measure that might give us a clue
to where and when and how and why and what the hell to do

now I’m no sage or wiseman and I have no answers here
it takes me all my time and strength to cope with my own fear
but should you ask then I am bound in fairness to reply
then best is that you find someone to love and be loved by

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  1. Lordy! This, in my opinion, your best ever. You are soooo talented!
    (still catching up on all your writings)
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem.

    • adaein3

       /  November 9, 2012

      Printing for friends who do not compute.
      Was not trying to be redundant by calling it your best ever, just popped out that way

    • Thank you πŸ˜€ I have commented elsewhere I am no judge of the quality of my own poetry, all I can judge is whether I like it or not. This one I like πŸ˜€

  2. damommza

     /  November 9, 2012

    Lovely poem with a beautiful ending. I think some of the stanzas were “stand alones” but you wove them together to make a very nice brocade…. kudos on this one!

    • Thank you πŸ˜€ The first verse, and the first two lines of the second were contemporaneous, but then got put aside for some whiles. The second half of the second and the third were then added, and the earlier bits slightly edited to get a better flow. The idea for the fourth verse came when I had already got the rest lined up to post, so I composed it directly into the wierdpress text box. Apart from that it’s all one thing πŸ˜€

  3. abikertoo

     /  November 10, 2012

    Deh layust laiyun kykks iyut awl iyun tew peurrspeykktib, seynteur yeurselbf wiffa lyk maiyundud peep adn iinjoi laiyuf, doan bee fyttun iyut, izz goe wiffda floe, weurkkz sew majmiklee!!

    • As I said to damommza, the last verse was very much last minute, and the last line of the last verse was the hardest, trying to say what I wanted without ruining the rhythm. But in the end I found a, slightly awkward, wording that worked πŸ˜€


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