A Poem by JohnCreekmore

Author: JohnCreekmore
Created: May 15, 2017 at 10:28 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.5 Stars by 3 users with 4 comments and 147 views


Better a happy bootblack than
A bored king;

Better to find a humble niche early
And love it,

Than to dedicate a life to seeking
A crown,

Only to find it glitters not after a

We seek to fill a gaping hole with

To halt the progression of a too brief
Day with people and things,

While all along the Grail was hiding
In plain view before us,

And in our blindness we wrote it off
As nothing.

© JohnCreekmore - all rights reserved

Author Notes

Nothing that changes is fully real.

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May 29, 2017
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It's all within us, within our content, the more we enjoy each moment, the more of "real gems" will come our way...

Thanks, LS.  Many look, but few see.  Learning to see is what this journey is about.

 JohnCreekmore replied on May 29, 2017

May 29, 2017
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The other side of the coin, John, re your Author Note: The more things change, the more they stay the same. I wonder if anyone ever truly finds "fulfillment" on his own and for himself? And what would I do with a "Grail", anyway?

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May 16, 2017
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I agree here!
"All that glitters...". Beauty is in the heart of the 'ugliest soul'. Get to know the real person, not the'gold veneer! Have a good week all!

Thanks, Kitty.  Goals are good, unless they make us lose appreciation for that which we really have.

 JohnCreekmore replied on May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017
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A very moving piece on the error of seeking jewels when what we already have is a kings ransom in contrast.

It makes me think, precisely what poetry should do. Thank you.

Thanks.  You have grasped the essence of the poem, and that is  the main reason I write.

 JohnCreekmore replied on May 16, 2017

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