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To The Unknown

Our joyous friend who mocks us not,
but shrouds us with each doubt
that we have gathered lovingly, and
now confront with helpless resignation--

it is a paradox that blesses
with a truth unwelcome;
every answer flys from us,
condemned by virtue of its birth.

It is vanity that feeds us, 
sets the winnowing blade yet finer still.  
Thought no longer is our refuge;
Power, our only quest.

We are the keepers of the day...wait... 
The mist upon the mountain stirs a moment.
There is the pinnacle!
stark, alone, silent ever... 

Let it go.

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  1. Date: 10/7/2013 10:43:00 PM
    Interesting title and theme. Things we often contemplate but find hard to express with words. You have done it so well. SuZ

    Ludden Avatar Robert Ludden
    Date: 10/7/2013 11:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    obviously you read for content. And, that kind of readership is what I always seek. You are invited to look at more of my stuff--indeed, urged to do so.