GET SERIOUS

Get serious.

For, if you don’t
chances may be
that, if you die,
no one will sigh,
nor fall upon their knee
and go delirious.

Though you may think
the cause for your existence
is quite spurious,
if you would pause,
melt through resistance,
and get to work,

and dare to play
your own best card,
engage those
muscles,
legs and feet,
teeth and jaws,
hands, fingers, brains
your shining being
whole, complete,
and choose, at last,
to roll up sleeves–

yes,
this is hard,
but it need not be injurious,

to do the best
you can,
much more than
you would have believed
there ever was,
inside of you,

For,
it’s then
that the fruits of what you do
may come, through sweat
and ample grace,

to you
and your beloved others, too,
into a brand new, age-old shining place,
which,
though it’s really very simple,
feels utterly luxurious.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Poetic Musing (Longer Poems), Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to GET SERIOUS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s