O Me! O Life!

O Me! O Life! O ME! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; Of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities fill’d with the foolish; Of myself forever reproaching myself, Of eyes that vainly crave the light—of the objects mean—of the struggle ever renew’d; Of the poor results of all—of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me; Of the empty and useless years of the rest—with the rest me intertwined; The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life? That you are here—that life exists, and identity; That the powerful play goes … Continue reading O Me! O Life!

Scars So Deep

  Scars So Deep by Maria Fokas Scars running so deep –  roaring in an endless flow Hush, no need for such upheaval for a flaw so weak And so, I count my fortunes; breed gratefulness indeed    I count the wonderful people in my life, my accomplishments; my discoveries I count, the times defeat was woven into me I misplace my tears, and the smiles that broke me Look! A sinner’s cross –  abolished by love   I notice all those who have worse misfortunes Yes they are many, but what am I to do? Maybe a friendly hand, through … Continue reading Scars So Deep