I don't get peace in tranquillity,
Nor happiness in bliss,
In vain I seek
some accord in harmony.
Love does not warm my heart,
Friends no longer enliven my spirit,
I find now in rivalry
At home in a state of chaos
I feel listless in gathering peace,
Wrapped up in worries and problems
I ponder over the ensuing solutions.
Lost in the pursuit of abstraction
I seek an icon of perfection,
I dream of things sublime
And reach beyond time!
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