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LIFE'S UNDISCOVERED PASSION

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'Reached up' trying to find answers but disappointed
"Artful craft' something that one would be naturally good at.
'break these bars' come from a hidden place trapped deep inside.
'like thickened..." an admiration for Van Gogh's Starry Night.
"in-synched" living and doing together motivated by one passions.
Last paragraph is about depression but ends with the possibility of hope


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LIFE'S UNDISCOVERED PASSION

LIFE'S UNDISCOVERED PASSION 

I reached up far to touch a star.
It only took a second.
I thought I heard a salient call 
alas it did not beckon.

While looking for an artful craft
and finding none; the time blew past
I looked toward the heaven's stars
for talents that could break these bars 

Like thickened paint on canvass fashion
Mixed with rich excitant passion 
From Starry Night to sheer delight
but never wrong and never right.

Should I envy those with deep affection
with skills that move in-synced direction
for passions born into their soul
to define their purpose-- take control.

Athletic prowess, artistic flavor, 
a builders trade, a science major,
musicians joy and mountaineer
for all of those we stop and cheer
and think if we could only be
but they are they and we are we.

Somewhere, somewhere deep inside
are struggles there we cannot hide
doubts and fears that suck the joy
from life's sweet gifts; a noxious ploy
of destiny failing in an attempt
to re-discover a lost lament.

CAK  12-2-2012

SYNOPISIS
Sometimes, I find myself lamenting
that I do not possess an 
exceptional skill or talent. It seems
many people find great joy from theirs.
It seems to gnaw at my being and
I grow sorrowful that somehow
I am missing something.

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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 3:23:00 PM
    No one can have all... thus, everyone is missing something... Terry

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 9/23/2013 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I didn't want it all.
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 11:05:00 AM
    It dismays me to hear you say that your talent is not exceptional. I quite disagree, and I'm sure others do as well. You have true, innate talent. This poem is exceptional in every way; I enjoyed it immensely. You are clever and crafty and witty. Kudos to you! :)

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/22/2013 1:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What shall I call you? To whom it may concern doesn't seem to fit. Nevertheless, thank you for your kind words. Perhaps it is the passion I seek. But one thing I know; with great talent comes great pathos and a sadness deep within.
  1. Date: 8/17/2013 3:18:00 PM
    Red, forever the optimist. The happier way to live, most assuredly. Although perfection is the most elusive of all endeavors. Thank you for you kind comments. I really appreciated them. Allan

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 3:29:00 AM
    Art is life and life is beautiful )... It's always gud to seek for perfection. .sky is the limit for an artist...A very exceptional poem by a very talented poet ! Cheers !

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/17/2013 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Red, forever the optimist. The happier way to live, most assuredly. Although perfection is the most elusive of all endeavors. Thank you for you kind comments. I really appreciated them. Allan
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 9:36:00 AM
    Im glad i got to read your wonderful poem today-Charma : )

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 5:18:00 PM
    Hi Alan, I read that poem with great enjoyment, such wonderful rhythm and rhyme, and such great words, thank you for sharing Peter

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 10:42:00 AM
    hi there and thank you for looking at my poem.. I see you are relatively new so may I welcome you and tell you I really enjoyed this one of yours xx

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 4:54:00 AM
    This is a very well thought out poem. I think that you have a unique way of writing your poetry. Well done Beauty28

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/2/2013 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Pam, I appreciate you reading my poems. I read some of yours. Unrelenting psychic pain and despair. What life sometimes meters out cannot be understood. You have expressed in words what the mind has sent asunder. Keep writing.
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 6:30:00 PM
    It gave me immense pleasure to read your thoughtful poem. You have a way with words and express beautifully. -Mohammad

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/1/2013 7:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mohammad. Your poem on Suicide bombers gave me hope that others named Mohammad may see things the same way.
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 5:58:00 AM
    very deep thoughts. Thank you for sharing.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/1/2013 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for you comments. Really liked your love poems.
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 3:48:00 AM
    Your life undiscovered passion helped me to discover your exceptional attitude to write perfect verses full of empathy. Thank you

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/1/2013 1:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comments. I have the feeling after reading your poetry that you have some very deep thoughts too.
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 7:21:00 PM
    for all of those we stop and cheer and think if we could only be but they are they and we are we. how very true are these lines they speak the voice of many in this world...enjoyed your poem the struggle within voiced well..sunkan

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/1/2013 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comments. Wonder is a human condition of which we all partake. Perhaps I partake a little too much.
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 6:52:00 PM
    Artful you are Sir painting with wordson the canvas of my mind. Thanks.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/1/2013 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comments. It must have been wonderful for you traveling the world over. A life fully lived with memories attached to emotional synapses that still sparkle with flavors that only you possess.
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Allen hi a deep poem, ranging feelings running through. I like it Linda

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/1/2013 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comments. Really liked some of your pastoral poems. You must be nature lover.