For Lack of Better Judgement
For lack of better judgement...
I perished far sooner than I thought.
Having never made a payment
For the salvation I now sought.
I was beset with want and worry...
Not sure how my death would be...
But I have a Mother safe in Heaven
Who thinks the world of me.
Deserving I Must Be
She loves me more than I deserve...
So deserving I must be.
Though it certainly begs the question,
What does this woman see in me?
I've honestly pondered this dilemma
With no answer there to be
Thus making the cowardly assumption...
She's not the gal for me.
Are You Silly
Are you silly? Just a little bit
To mitigate the severity of life.
Do you mock both form and function
To make light some future strife?
Do you laugh when others scowl
And in laughter start to cry?
Do you chuckle as the winds of fate
Cause a well-laid plan to go awry?
Do you temper all misgivings
To stretch the nature of your soul?
Do you frolic with the Ferryman
Knowing all must pay his toll?
You now grasp the Human spirit
Embracing all its foibles and quirks.
But if you exist both drab and muted...
You should find some other work.
Freedom be a curious thing
To treat with disrespect.
To grind into a nothingness
And thus perish from neglect.
But Nature abhors a vacuum...
Thus the dregs will have their day.
I will submit to their ambitions
Watching freedom slip away.
Think kindly on this poet's rant
If there be kindness in your heart.
If an open mind be yours to grasp...
We'll both have done our part.
But if chaos slakes your very soul...
My words may not ring true.
I understand... worry not your mind...
You have better things to do.
Copyright © David McHattie | Year Posted 2022
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