Tedium Knocks

Amidst beauty,

tedium knocks at my door.

Others’ trials tire me.  I

shrug.  This too will pass so why

doesn’t it pass me by?

Why do I find myself victim to

his oversight, to

her schedule, to

their, to their lives’ lunacy.

Yes, that is it: life.

Life raises its head in

dim din and beauty both.

A beauty such as this:

A sky cracked by tree’s bared crown

surrounds me, and I, I revel

in what is petty,

in poverty, even

in plenty.

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6 thoughts on “Tedium Knocks

  1. shoreacres says:

    This is exactly how it happens, isn’t it? Now and then, I remind myself that “everything counts,” but I still can grump a bit when “everything” includes the dim din and the obvious lunacy that does exist around us.

    I suppose, in the end, the solution is the answer found at the end of your poem: to revel in it all. I liked the order your offered, and the slightly humorous “even in plenty” that closes the poem. I like a poem that addresses life as it is, and this one certainly does.

    • agjorgenson says:

      Glad to know I’m not on my own in this. I have a colleague who always liked to tell his students: “Your poor planning is not my problem.” It wasn’t so for him and it isn’t so in life. But the light breaks through, and for that we are thankful.

  2. diannegray says:

    This is beautiful, Allen. I love the line “A sky cracked by tree’s bared crown”.

    • agjorgenson says:

      Thanks. When I have my Saturday afternoon nap, I lay on the couch and look out the front window and up to the sky. In the summer it is a canopy of green, but in the winter, when the leaves are gone, the shadowed branches make the sky look like a fractured glass.

  3. jannatwrites says:

    “Why do I find myself victim to his oversight, to her schedule, to their, to their lives’ lunacy.” – I feel this right now! It’s nice when we are able to see the beauty that was out there all along.

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