Monday, February 23, 2009

In the Beginning

In the beginning
My life was chaos
An amniotic
Into a maelstrom
Of needs and desires;
I demanded to know
To grow, to determine
My own destiny;
And buffered by
Frameworks of friends
And of family
I learned over time
To be an adult.

I found in the middle
My life was predestined
To be an experience
Of unending education;
Of searching for
Meaning in marriage
And children;
Of searching for
Status in persons,
Of learning that time
Is no friend of mine
Passing too quickly
Before I was ready.

To move to the end
To become an old man
Where life is chaotic
As body and soul
Fail now to function
As in the beginning;
Where what was
Important is now merely
Childish and meaning
Is found
In the love of a spouse
And family and friends;
Where you finally learn
That everything ends.

In the beginning?
No one knows...

[This is one of my favorite poems, initially published in 2006. Copyright 2006 and 2009 by Jacob Anson. All rights reserved. Image © 2009 by Jacob Anson and its licensors.]

Monday, February 9, 2009

When you call my name

[For Lois]

When you call
My name
I hear a voice
Unlike any
In this world

The sound of which
Plucking the
Heart strings
Of my soul...

Creating in
That moment
A bond between
The two
Of us...

A reason to live
Healing and making
That which is broken

© 2006 & 2008 by Jacob Anson. All rights Reserved.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

At Sea

A becalmed sea
A moon's soft light
Inky waters
Still as night

Dreaming now
We hold on tight
And gaze across the
The dark abyss

Where sparkling shore
Reflects our hope
What's yet to be
For you and me.

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