Posts Tagged ‘fatalism’

every act of hope and love (A Rebuttal of Sorts to that Sad Mr. Larkin)

February 14, 2016


Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Phillip Larkin

In our lust for power and pelf
We pass on pain to son and daughter
I’ve passed along much hurt myself
It spreads and spreads like dye in water

Our lives are sad; our fate is strange
Life just seems like one big trap
Human beings will never change
Is existence merely crap?

Life is pain; there’s no exemption
I don’t seek meaning up above
Succor pain and seek redemption
In every act of hope and love

by Richard W. Bray

Drowning Man

August 18, 2014


A crying kid
A hungry hound
Asking round
An angry spouse
(That crazy shrew)
And a horny
Girlfriend too

I don’t know what I did
To cause this storm
I need to find a place
That’s safe and warm

Creditors with
Just one goal:
My tortured soul
No savings for
A rainy day
Three or four
Ex-wives to pay

My troubles grow and grow
Against my will
Like a snowball
Rolling down a hill

by Richard W. Bray