Philosophy 101

download (3)

 

Why do you suppose

when I envision butterflies on the breeze,

Somewhere from deep in my psyche

Mothra materializes in a tempest?

 

Why is my happy place always

on the high seas in a hurricane?

The unstrung, restless beating of my heart,

endangered by the power of a nature not my own.

 

Is it naive to think I will have no regrets

for putting myself in the eye of the storm?

Chaos- the poor, disabled man’s adventure.

I crave exhilaration before extinction.

 

Am I a lunatic?

Or simply a philosopher?

Badge 4

Advertisements

16 comments on “Philosophy 101

  1. Karin says:

    “I crave exhilaration before extinction.” – This is one of the best lines I’ve ever read. Great kickoff to OctPoWriMo!

    Like

  2. Love. Really not sure I have 31 poems in 31 days in me, but for some odd reason I’m attempting to do this…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bastet says:

    Why indeed to we seek thrilling exhilaration – a bit of spice I think to make the doldrums pass – love the flow of your poem … very nicely composed!

    Like

  4. I agree with Karin, that is a great line! I can feel the craving within the poem, great job! Thanks for linking up with OctPoWriMo!

    Like

  5. Grace Black says:

    Wonderful start to 31 days!

    Like

  6. Candy says:

    Ah, something to ponder.

    Like

  7. Plum S. says:

    This is a great line: “I crave exhilaration before extinction.”

    Like

  8. valj2750 says:

    I like this philosophy of yours!

    Like

  9. You know, philosophers were considered lunatics by their peers at one point. And here’s the kicker, most philosophers were also poets. 😉
    I loved this…very poignant.

    Like

Well?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s