Friday, April 29, 2011

Chasing the Wind

I am clutching at my foolishness
Dashing  the wind to the four corners.
A fruitless pursuit  to satisfy the efforts
The futility of possessions and aspirations required.

Only to bow to the successor
Who has gladly accepted my labors
History merely repeats
Circling the spheres.

Solomon in all his expressed royalty and glory
Looking down upon his hollow chocolate bunny
Should have listened to the whispered pursuits of wisdom.
Now clamoring at his doorstep.
As I hear the breezes bellowing at mine.

Recognition beyond belief
Tolerance weighs into acceptance

I humbly admit defeat
And vowing to myself
Not to tarry or belabor
The trodden path
Of four corners


"Better to have one handful with quietness,
Than two handfuls with hard work
And chasing the wind." Ecclesiastes 4:6


  1. I would really like to know, where did you get the inspiration to write the poetry apart from the lines mentioned of the book of the Hebrew Bible.
    Beautifully written!

  2. Great stuff. I find something new in it every time I read it. Facinating.

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  4. wow you spun this scripture nicely...the wind blows and off go the masses, beetter to not...

  5. Thanks! Monika my inspiration came from the first five chapters of the book of Ecclesiastes...intermingled with personal events in my current life...

  6. "Tolerance weighs into acceptance"..that is a line to think on ...time asks much of is outlined within this line....bkm

  7. Super opening and kept me reading until the last. Great job.

  8. have returned to this again and again - very thought provoking - now looking at the chapters you mentioned in the comments. the best kind of poem for me is one like this that sends me in different directions.

  9. You caught my attention. Great write ~ made me think...!