The mobile offspring's random choice
ennobled by the Doctor's voice
deceased to wit, parental watch
to be or not to be, the catch!
As millions thrust into the void
all life, conserving matters foiled,
while venture elsewise, extra ~ toiled
embraces future new, not soiled!
That seamless entity, untried
is victim's effigy, no pride
could rancor to a thought's esteem
my body and my path's supreme!
That helpless conscience, so defined
gives hopeless viewpoints undermined,
some breaking point, the willow's gain
ne'er at the bending ~ just remain!
A loss' fulfillment so mundane
is extra tempered by disdain,
while live the chorus, not profane
must in God's hands, sing once again!
Copyright © Paula Larson