The Sorry Man

Oh for all the gold in the world
He could not put up with this:

To sail the ship
He pushes hard
To let it traverse the waters
He uses all his strength;

For all that sails
He makes it happen
With heart and soul
He continues on;

The currents are against him
The tides will him not
The waves do not sympathize
Nothing flows in his favour;

Oh lovely breeze!
Companion of the brave hearted!

It be good to blow him a kiss
To carress his weather worn face
To tell him she loves him
Let him know it is all not for nought!

Yet all is lost at sea
When she tells him not
Pays no tribute to him
Blows no love for him;

Oh for all the gold in the world
He could not put up with this!

Advertisements

Why Oh Why?

Why force something
You know won’t work
Even if you give your best
Or maybe even your all?

Why try at it when
You know it is tough
With hardly a chance of success
Even with the best of luck?

Why is it that
Sensibility doesn’t take charge
To lead you to make decisions
That will bring you high and far?

Why do you keep asking why
When the way ahead is so clear cut?

Why do we want things
That make us unhappy
That make us struggle
With no promise that is on par?

We creatures of contradiction
Why oh why?