Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Poem

If desperation fills these veins, in myriad ways fulfilled
And all the struggle builds itself, upon this heaping hill
If life is light and death is dark, then what is in-between?
A shadow within all our hearts, unguided yet serene
A beautiful uncertainty,: The King without his Queen
A million brilliant faces floating ,through this city street
A lonely stranger searching, for a face he needs to meet
Empathy and agony, solitude and soul
Complacency and currency; that cannot be it all
That cannot be it all

Am I a saint, or just the sinner
Am I a loser, or am I the winner
Am I a prophet who speaks the truth
Or is all I know up to you
Am I a dreamer, who never wakes
Or am I the risk, that never takes
Am I the speaker, of random truths
Or does my rambling, bother you?
Am I the one, you cannot lose
Or just a body in black shoes

Am I the hope that’s in you’re heart
And can we take it all back to the start?
Can we take it all back to the start?

I used to be a fire burning, now I’m just a flame
Days are nights and always turning ; life is but a game
I walk these streets as several hundred ,minds within a mind
With an emptiness that hunts the doorways, and begging just to find
That face beyond all faces seen, the one I know will shine
That never seems to find my face, throughout all space and time

Throughout all space and time

But in this heap of flesh and blood, and skin and sin and pride
Lies within undying hope, a coal that will not die
A burning unsubstantial, in the eyes of lookers on
A fire, flame and furnace waiting, the smallest coal still yearns
As we are born a match is struck, and mine for now still burns
And mine for now still burns

4 comments:

Mom said...

Now if you could only put that poem to music you wouldn't have to worry about coming back to the States and finding a teaching job! Did you really compose that, or am I being naive????
The pics were fantastic and how I originally pictured Korea to be....I personally thought you looked great in that picture....I think some of those crazy Korean girlfriends would agree????

Keep on having the time of your life.....Wish we were there with you...

Love,
Mom

Dannnyboy said...

Chris what a poem I have to go back and read it again for the full effect. I must question- Why do you struggle with things? Or is it just your poetic licence taking control of your laptop. You obviously have the tools to build what you desire..why are you afraid or lax to grab it. Hope you get what you need there so when you return you can persue what you deserve. Love Dannyboy

Renee said...

Nice poem. I was moved. You have a talent beyond words. I would like for you to e-mail it to me so I can use it in my class. We are doing poems now with the kids.
Have fun,
Miss you,
Renee

DAD said...

HEY EDGAR,THIS POETRY IS GOOD.YOU CAN SELL THIS AND MAKE SOME MONEY.YOU HAVE A TALENT THAT YOU HAVE NOT TAPPED IN TO YET. SOME ONE WILL, IF YOU SEND THESE POEM'S TO A PUBLISHER. HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF BEING A SONG WRITER? EASY LIFE AND BIG MONEY.