Friday, May 29, 2009

Poetry Friday: No Mean

Middle Age, Middle Place, Middle-earth:
Which mean should I choose?
The one where “Super White Teeth!”
Slowly replaced the obsession for shoes?
Or the one where being both parent and child
Occupy the same bittersweet hour?
Or where fantastic beings unite
To battle evil – the seduction of Power.

Some of these things I cannot choose,
But more important are the things I can.
And within the limitations of my one life,
I choose to be a rational man.
Understanding the difference between the chosen
And the facts of the metaphysically given,
I'm slowly working for my life in the extreme;
There is no average by which I am driven.

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