... addiction ..., ... Applachia ..., ... beauty ..., ... country ..., ... experimental ..., ... Fall ..., ... God ..., ... life ..., ... love ..., ... pain ..., ... poem ..., ... poems ..., ... poetry ..., ... relationships ..., ... sins ..., ... the South ..., ... weed ..., ... written under the influence ...

Menace and the afterthought

there is
a pitfall
in all men

a menace
and an
afterthought

fear would
seek to
grip the throat

but hope stays
the weary heart

youth touches
– with great
ignorance –
the flames
of wrath
yet endure
unscathed
and unburned

while the
old men
die utterly
burned fully
in the
furnaces of
wisdom.

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2 thoughts on “Menace and the afterthought

  1. You made me think of those folks who walk across hot coals…seemingly not suffering any ill…but I have always wondered how they slept at night…oh just a random thought…enjoyed reading your post.

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