Saturday, April 08, 2006

Questions Over Oatmeal

Should we forgive for too much?

warmth
pain
love
hurt

Should we forget but for the world?

memories
space
collision
chaos

Should we do too much?

flashing
circling
consuming
breathing

Is it possible to do too much, except live?
Is it possible to extricate sorrow?


There will always be sorrow.
But he can wait.

13 Comments:

Blogger Inkblot said...

and which brand of oatmeal would that be?

the mushy melt-in-your-mouth variety that let you forgive and forget, or the grainy sepia ones which linger uncomfortably?

yes he can wait. and what about her?

2:51 PM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

like a thought grenade this explodes in the head and gets you thinking, questioning.

7:38 AM  
Blogger bert moth said...

inkblot - The instant kind that's really quick, satisfying and fills an immediate need.

On second thought, that doesn't sound so good. I'll go with grainy sepia.

cocaine jesus - A thought grenade... Can I use that?

Hopefully not too much thinking and questioning. I'm convinced it will drive a man mad.

12:28 AM  
Blogger GEL said...

I can hear those thinking engines grinding in your marvelous head, Ô¿Ô! Many psychology professionals advice banishing the word "should" from one's everyday vocabulary, as a way to minimize exacting expectations or over-expectations, as it were.

Hope your spring is without allergy sneezing!

Clogged, but blogged-
SilvermOOn

1:30 PM  
Blogger bert moth said...

**silvermOOn** - No allergies, hope it doesn't dampen your season.

Banishing the word 'should' - very tao of them. 'Just being' is difficult with an ego, though I'm working on it...

2:11 AM  
Blogger _Soulless_ said...

"But he can wait."

I love the tone of conviction in that final line. I am reminded that indulging in any emotion, letting it wash over one's self, can be a matter of choice. ^_^

A thought-provoking piece. Thank you.

11:04 AM  
Blogger bert moth said...

soulless - No. Thank you. I think you captured it magnificently. Indulging or rejecting emotion can definitely be a matter of choice, though, like any sharp weapon, should be used carefully.

1:02 AM  
Blogger Aaki said...

... "But he can wait.
There is always Mirth
She cannot."

Okay, lame. :p But what you've written is beautiful.

3:58 AM  
Blogger temppixie said...

very thoughtful.

6:51 PM  
Blogger bert moth said...

aaki - Hey, where you'd you get that from!? Do share!

temppixie - Like I said, that 'thinking' thing will drive a (wo)man crazy!

12:42 AM  
Blogger Aaki said...

I wrote that. On impulse, when I read your poetry. You like it? Its nice that you do. :)

7:30 AM  
Blogger darkness said...

Sometimes after reading something you want to comment but you don't what to say... this is one such time...

9:52 AM  
Blogger bert moth said...

aaki - I do. Thanks.

darkness - I hear ya. Saying nothing can communicate more than words, sometimes.

11:10 PM  

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