Thursday, January 23, 2014

A swine amongst pearls

However small the world, it is still so much larger than
You or I. It still spins, in space, and upon it we
Are mere dots, insignificant and unnoticed
In a greater scheme.

This is not an excuse to lie.
And there are so many lies.

The stars that dot and speck across the blue velvet
Grey spun heavens look down on us
And laugh at our concerns, our sadness
And our failures.

The moon that sails, silvered and etched, across
The ocean that is the night sky,
That moon cares not for our misery and our despair.

Instead, the heavens progress, serene and uncaring,
And day, by day, by day, by day, by day
We continue to lie, to others and to ourselves.

There are so many lies.
So many lies.
In such a small world.

(c) 2ndwitch, 23/01/14

(My thanks to Martyn Joseph, whose song 'So Many Lies' was the inspiration for this poem.


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