Nothing Matters – for Prompt 56 Indescribable Frustration

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This rock I push atop this hill
I feel it settle well, until
From life’s sweet canopy they spill
This flotsam on my window sill

Again I stress my task undone
The cake unbaked, the weave un-spun
Each furnish questions, what’s begun
As night must fall and swallow sun?

They wait you out until you leave
From life’s dark patterns no reprieve
You wore your heart there on your sleeve
None to remember, none to grieve

Each time I try, bleak faith withstands
This god that’s laughing at my plans
What one may open, another bans
Mere mercy slipping through my hands

Each day the journey starts anew
Forgetting what I’ve waded through
You are not me, and I’m not you
These things we pray, these things we do

This rock I push here every day
As mountains crumble, seas give way
A burning firmament on display
Where nothing matters anyway

(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

For mindlovemisery’s prompt at:

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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16 Responses to Nothing Matters – for Prompt 56 Indescribable Frustration

  1. I think you nailed it very well Helen, plenty of frustration in your words.

  2. Thoroughly enjoyed Helen, thank you, your frustrations and discontent felt.

  3. CC Champagne says:

    Amazing rhythm and so well written! A true pleasure to read!

  4. Hate when I have a Sisyphus moment. The poem really made the frustration clear. That last line was great.

  5. Reminds me of the old saying “I have met the enemy and he are us.” Nice job.

  6. Exceptional Helen you sucked me in with those opening lines and that 4th stanza absolute genius, powerfully and undeniably conveyed

  7. The Real Cie says:

    I truly feel it. Sometimes I have wondered if I am hated by the Deities and this is why I have had to struggle so.

  8. marjma2014 says:

    Loved this. Sublime.

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