Thursday, July 20, 2006

Poetic justice

Life is short?
Not really.
Life is the longest thing
You’ll ever know.
Contentment is short.
Sunsets are short.
Sandboxes with colorful toys
Are short.
Relationships are short.
Beach walks with your dog,
The taste of lobster and butter,
A first kiss,
A last kiss,
A crackling campfire,
A rainy Sunday,
The first warm day of the year…
Those are short.

But life is long.

And no matter how long it is,
it’s better to be alone,
Than to be
Not quite enough.

Dave Morris, July 2006

13 comments:

phoenix said...

Very profound for a guy who takes little vacations and has a shaved landing strip in his house ;-)

Actually I love this entry... and it is so true! Hugsssssssss

ps: have I come into disfavor over here at your house? I coulda sworn I had reciprocal linkage... or was that my imagination? lol

Blogarita said...

Nice poem. Did you write it?

Spouse Guy and I had a similar conversation a few days ago, watching a couple of people around us search for happiness in someone/something outside themselves.

I don't think that's possible. A person can be very happy, maybe even happier when they are with someone, but not until they learn to be happy and contented by themselves.

Enjoy all the little "shorts"; they are your life.

mckay said...

excellent, and i agreee. i guess that's why i'm alone.

The Other Half said...

are you saying i'm not interesting!??!?!?

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

That's great stuff. I like very few poems. But I really enjoyed this one.

And how true!

Lee Ann said...

Wow, that was extremely profound. Reminds me of when I used to sit in my friend's basement every night with my 4 guy friends!
(years and years ago)

Oh, that kid in the picture is short too!

Anonymous said...

Sadly, I'm afraid, I have to agree with you. Its better to be alone than to be "not quite enough".

It's Me, Maven... said...

Great stuff!~

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well, pal, I gotta take issue. It is NEVER better to be alone. Trust me.

But this is real pretty.

arthist99 said...

Wow. Just, wow. Spot on.

heidi said...

I loved this Dave. All so true. Sounds like a break-up poem.

Ari said...

Man, that last stanza should be made into shirts. :)

Anonymous said...

i love you.