Monday, September 12, 2005

lament for gulnaz

come here from wherever
you know how hard a burden you bear
tears sit like pain behind your eyes
it troubles you
this complexity
that you are things
you do and
dont like
that today isnt building
a tomorrow you want
and you dont know when
the future begins
and endless today is over

you are tired
of resting
and yearn i to introduce you
to meaningless happiness


gulnaz said...

biting tears back)
quite overwhelmed to say more.

Cocaine Jesus said...

excellent. it certainly touched a raw nerve even if it wasn't intended for me.

Russell Ragsdale said...

The hug was what I needed Gulnaz! I too have these concerns and believe there are a lot more than just you and I. Thanks and *BIG HUGS* just for you being who you are. Lots of love!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks cj! I think this is about a lot of us, as I was telling Gulnaz. We need to be aware that these processes are common and that we still have hope. I may be nowhere doing precious little but I still hope to touch some lives with some good stuff before the lid goes on! I know you will too!

Roger Stevens said...

Meaningless happiness eh? And why not?

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Roger! Thanks for the comment. Who need meaningful when you can meaningless. I've been searching for meaningful all my life. You're an erudite fellow, give me a clue!

Lorena said...

beautiful poem
"that today isnt building
a tomorrow you want "
powerful lines!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Lorena for the wonderful comments!