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Life's Rhyme and Reason

It is silly and it's sad--
and at times it's oh, so bad--
It's all so very crazy, but it's life.
First you're thought of, then you're born,
Before you know it you are torn,
Everywhere you turn and look there is strife.
Everybody draws their plan--
Every woman, every man--
Yet the pieces of their puzzle seldom fit;
Life is stupid and unfair
and few people seem to care,
I'm surprised that more of us haven't quit.
But some say life is better now--
Why I gripe, they don't see how--
They say I have no real reason to complain;
Yet my results have long been in:
In the end, I just don't win--
After all, there's very little that I've gained.
Still, I'm compelled to stand and fight
because I'm told that ther is light:
"Everybody gets rewarded in due time";
So I hope that I'll soon see
the answer to life's mystery,
And the reason in life's rhyme.

Copyright © John Burger

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  1. Date: 10/2/2014 10:58:00 PM
    hmmm, I am really curious now to know if you are a young person or old person or someone in between. If old and you are still not happy, that is such a sad thing. If you are young and so miserable, that does not bode well for the future. I echo what Carol here says. WElcome to Soup and I hope you will find lots of friends to cheer you up. Just write and find your joy!! (the reason in the rhyme!!)

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 5:34:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you John. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol