Person Avoiding Mortality…

Person Avoiding Mortality by Clinock. 18″ x 22″. Graphite, Conte and Charcoal on paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mortality by Clinock.

From blazing deserts and cold oceans

I walked the road that leads to nowhere,

A hero of my own adventures,

Taking life as my lover and

Pride as my guide

I never noticed, I was blind

To the third always walking beside us,

Hooded and cloaked.

A figure waiting patiently

In shadowed meditation.

But now I sense the presence

Of the third always walking beside us;

And I creep quietly away

From the truth that steals light

From my day.

There is no geometry of hope.

No angle in which to hide.

There is no dissection

Through which light can enter

My empty heart.

The road kill and the graves

Of thousands of brothers and sisters

Share the truth of

Mortality. The end of all this

Is inescapable.

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18 thoughts on “Person Avoiding Mortality…

  1. Yes, it is “inescapable” isn’t it. None of us gets out of here alive. If we were immortal, I wonder what we would do with our lives. My sense is that we would quickly become a jaded people seeking the comfort of death. Ever viewed Star Trek? – Remember “Q”? His race of immortals envied humans because he could see (in the words of Picard) what we would become – and because we could die. Great themes you bring up and portray in your work, Clinock.

  2. Wow… this is SO deep…

    There is no geometry of hope.
    No angle in which to hide.
    There is no dissection
    Through which light can enter
    My empty heart.

    This is some magnificent poetry!

  3. A brilliant poem John. I am captivated by the fourth stanza, the first line in this verse will sit with me today as I ponder life in this current world…
    I am very happy to have found your blog and look forward to reading/viewing more.
    Jackie

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