Sunday, 15 June 2014

Going for Gold, Settling for Less

It is only human nature to go for gold in life...whether it’s passing an exam, winning a sports event, or some one’s heart. Sadly, it is also human nature to beat ourselves up if we don't find it. some, lose some. The important thing is, never feel a failure (or let anyone else make you feel that way) if things don't work out quite as you's hoped; each and every one of us deserves a pat on the back at the very least just for giving it our best shot. No one can do more.

As for finding whatever  gold it is we seek at the end of whatever rainbow, well, that's just the start; holding on and living up to it...that's something else altogether.

This poem is a villanelle.


Where every dreamer (waking) goes,
such agony and ecstasy
in this life’s weepy highs and lows

Love, a going for gold that shows
real true grit humanity
where every dreamer (waking) goes

So true, but every dreamer knows
a bitter-sweet reality
in this life’s weepy highs and lows

Missing out on home goals throws
us but temporarily...
where every dreamer (waking) goes

Where time lends all its tomorrows
to shades of immortality;
in this life’s weepy highs and lows

By nature, the human spirit grows
to bear the fruits of its maturity
where its every dreamer (waking) goes
in this life’s weepy highs and lows

Copyright R. N. Taber 2012

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