Saturday, 11 January 2014

Is this it?

Is this it?

Rubbing tired eyes, boy on hip
is this it? Is. this. it.
tears before nightfall, my shoulder wet
is this it? Is. this. it.
Awake walking, asleep talking
is this it? Is. this. it.
To work, to teach, to learn, to smile
is this it? Is. this. it.
Home safe warm, girl a story shares
is this it? Is. this. it.
Loved, fulfilled yet unfulfilled
is this it? Is. this. it.
voice screaming in head
IS THIS IT?
What's the point?
What's the point?
To dream, to create to LIVE to die.
Is this it?

Poem inspired by a Natalie Babbitt quote, "Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live."
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