The Battle Scars of Inconvenience

Verdum, 1917, by Felix Vallotton


If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem.  Everything else is inconvenience. 
 ~Robert Fulghum



Life is full of paper cuts that sting but leave no mark.
A thousand aggravations that attack us in the dark.

So we hide in a bunker trying to avoid every trap.
Dodging annoyances like bullets we lay low on our path.

Craving no resistance we march forward with closed eyes.
Soldiers on a mission to find oblivian at any price.

The battle for a perfect life is a stuggle that will never cease.
for this life is a journey of imperfections that simply serve to teach.

 


Comments

  1. I really liked your last two lines and the paper cut imagery in the first line.

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  2. WoW! On a mission to find oblivion at any price. So profound, Carrie.

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  3. Very nice. Yes, we all strive for the perfect life...probably not attainable, but we try to get as close as we can come as we learn lessons along the way.

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  4. Today Carrie, this reminds me of the war escalating in Gaza. When will it stop?

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  5. True ... we all are soldiers on a mission :-)

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  6. The battle for a perfect life is definitely a struggle that will never cease. For what is perfection? Your poem is a wonderful piece of work. I am saddened by the senseless wars that continue in a bid for power - for what some see as a perfect life.

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  7. life i think is often found in those paper cuts, more than trying to keep ourselves safe from them...

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  8. How did you get to be so wise, Ms. Carrie????

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  9. "Dodging annoyances like bullets we lay low on our path"....GREAT LINE.

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