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Maybe We're Not

Lackluster lives filled with emptiness
Around us everywhere
But … seldom do we notice
They are even there

For we have lives of import – 
Things of urgency
Making our time busy -
It’s our dependency.

We do not see the child who
Needs our time alone
To comfort, guide and teach them
So their thoughts remain: unsewn.

Then there are the aged
Abandoned in their cocoons
Of experience and history
But … ‘tis we who are marooned. 

We ARE our brother’s keeper
But … if we are self-obsessed,
How then can we consider:
‘Tis we, the ones are blessed?

Copyright © Jack Clark

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  1. Date: 1/19/2015 9:51:00 PM
    A "cats in the cradle " poem. Epic Love the final question......Bev

  1. Date: 12/3/2014 10:20:00 PM
    So very true. Should we travel from first cry to our moment to die and not gifted true love to others we have failed. Sharing is the pathway to giving love. We are blessed that love the most and give that way to others. Great write my friend. A super 7 in my book..

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 3:34:00 AM
    Very well written, Jack, with a great message. The only way to truly know ourselves is to serve others. Wonderful poem, my friend.... Robert.

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 12:07:00 AM
    Jack, great question. Without love all our stuff is just distraction!