HOURGLASS

I watch the hourglass
Nervously…I see
The sand moves
Ever faster…
Time runs away
From me…you too?

I know time waits
For nobody…
Not that I’d expect it
But could it not
Speed ahead at
Double time?

I look around me…
So much to do
I thought life was
Supposed to slow down
But I haven’t seen that…
Buddy, can you spare
A few minutes?

 
© 2016 Robert Mihaly
 
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SIGNIFYING NOTHING

It happens nearly every day
Choose one from column “A”
Two from column “B”…
And what have you?

Discordant, out of sync…
A life of being out of sorts
Where we act like we’re
Hiding in disguise, or should

We face such a wealth
Of phony choices…not
What we want or need
But choices devoid of flavor

They start by taking away
Our individuality…that’s
What schools are for
They often succeed…

Soul-killing sameness
The house with picket fence
Or paying ruinous rents
Pay your money…really? Choice?

I bought part of the story…
Played their roles too long
I hated it…knew it was wrong
I’m done. Gone. Never coming back!

The letter, when returned, will say…
LEFT NO FORWARDING ADDRESS

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

OPEN

Having an open mind,
I wonder at why so many
Believe only what they
Were spoon fed…

As a species we’re unique
A big brain overcomes
Our lack of size & strength
Why hobble our best asset?

Is it just to fit in with others?
Are we so afraid to think
For ourselves? Seems so…
How can they think they’re free?

I’m content with being
Outside their tiny box…
Free to fail…perhaps
But also free to succeed

© 2016 Robert Mihaly
 
DAILY PROMPT for 6/16/16
From: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/open/

NATURAL

He was a natural
That’s what they say
When a young man
Has all the skills
To be great in baseball…
So why did he walk away?

Modern life offers…
(If that’s the right word)
Many distractions
And most of little value
To making a life of
Value in the end

You might ask…
What value is there
In men playing a boys’ game
But that misses the point…
Peaceful competition
And comradeship
Builds character…right?
And when he chose instead
To withdraw from that
How did he help himself
When he’s adrift…
What are his goals?

We can only hope
He finds himself

© 2016 Robert Mihaly
 
DAILY PROMPT for 6/15/16
From: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/natural/

STRUGGLE

Why must life
Be a struggle?
Day-to-day battles
To stay afloat?

Did we get a fair shake
Or sucker punched
In the throat?
We were quiet so long

The powers that be
Assumed assent…
They should know
It’s anything but

Now our so-called savior
Is one of them…
How can it possibly
Not get worse?

© 2016 Robert Mihaly
 
DAILY PROMPT for 6/14/16
From: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/struggle/

PERCEPTION

Perception is reality
I’ve heard that somewhere
But if I had to explain it
I know I’d be hard-pressed

Guess it means that
What you can sense
Is all that you can
Think you know

This world…both simple
And most complex…
How can we know anymore
Which end is up?

Or where we stand…
Those who claim to care
May not…but do we dare
To question them?
Maybe we should
Before a life flies by

WHERE AM I?

How can I ask
Whether I’m
There yet…
Doesn’t it matter
That I don’t know
Where I am?

Not long ago
Feeling lost…
Searching my past
To see when I
Lost my way…
Maybe know how

When you give in
To the demands
Of another…
To go along to
Get along…
What can you expect?

Lost in confusion
No longer…
And no longer
Not to stand
My ground…
Heels dug in

Not sure where
I find myself…
Not there yet…
But I’m on my way
I’ll send coordinates
When I’m sure

 

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

 

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