BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Oh, look ...

Why, it's another poem! How lovely! The rest of them are off at ... but you knew that, of course.

                    FRUSTRATED, IN DEFEAT

                    to plan is folly
                    to believe, insane
                    this is a web of darkness
                    this is a mesh of lies
                    we are ensnared
                    within its sway
                    unable to function
                    unable to escape

                    the stasis drags
                    within this state
                    as though embedded
                    in viscous grey
                    which cedes no motion
                    allows no growth
                    permits no being
                    within its grasp

                    these seasons bear decay
                    each in a different mode
                    there is no reprieve
                    there is no release
                    just unrelenting downward flows
                    from better states
                    down to viler,
                    harder forms

                    what shock might we convey
                    upon the sleeping mass
                    that would awaken some
                    and change the duller world
                    into something brighter,
                    purer, lighter and more fine?
                    what sudden act of will
                    could change a whit of this?

                    it seems all efforts fail
                    before they even start
                    each act stands futile
                    against a world
                    so hostile to our kind,
                    and yet without such acts
                    how can we leave a mark
                    to show we even tried?

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2001 by Brendan Tripp

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