LIVING IN THIS WORLD TODAY #poetry by jay

LIVING IN THIS WORLD TODAY first appeared on this blog March 5, 2021. I’ve reposted again as the horrid events in this country, and around the world, leave me in a bit of a bummer and stupor today.

living in this world today to wonder

about and pray of not dying

the living live in constant death

and of love and of fear intertwined

like a ball of yarn spun then dropped

in dismay.

living in this world today to ponder 

away the life given in love and lust

and sometimes in rage, doped up 

by the news bitten from hate.

living in this world today to squander

the love born yesterday to strangle 

the innocence of nuance and play.

living in this world today to blunder 

the blessing of angels and saints who

deliver from evil the human decay

‘a life worth living’  is what they say

however you cut it, don’t piss it away.   

©Jay Mora-Shihadeh

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  1. It seems no years now bring us relief. Powerful and thought-provoking, Jay. I love this turn of phrase that says so much:
    “by the news bitten from hate.” Too much of that going around for the rest of us to breathe!

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