Here In My Hands

by Ignoris   Nov 5, 2008

Here in my hands, I hold the meaning of life.
It's not much. A bit of writing scrawled upon a sheet of crinkled paper.
It's sealed up nice and tight in an envelope.
The seal has not yet been broken. No one has viewed it before.
But yet here in my hands, I hold this meaning of life.

Devastating. Possibly enlightening.
That is, knowing your sole purpose to live.
Knowing your every breath is sailing into destiny.
Knowing there's nothing that will alter a single steel path.
Disappointment. Distraught at what will become.
And what is to be.

Mystery. The opposite of knowledge.
The dirt-laden path that veers the other way.
Soft and flexible. Hopeful.
What a pity to banish such hope.
And lead towards the single steel path of knowledge.

Here in my hands, I hold the meaning of life.
A meaning that, unrevealed, would be meaningless.
A meaning that, uncovered, would be -
I don't know.
Who's to say what's meaningful.
Who's to even know.

Here in my hands, I hold the meaning of life
Do you want it?

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  • 9 years ago

    by Nobodys Hero

    A very interesting and enjoyable read, I love poems that make me question myself =]

    Great job this is a very good write!

  • 9 years ago

    by Kuro

    I suppose we all have to find our own individual meaning for life. that question plagues the mind of every soul searcher. it would seem you put a lot of thought into this. and after reading it, all i can do is think about my own life's purpose.


    most intreaging

  • 9 years ago

    by xX the left behind Xx

    Woah..this is an interesting poem..
    really gets you thinking about the meaning of life..and if we are ready to handle it..whatever it is..hhe.
    awesome poem..keep it up. :)

  • 9 years ago

    by Alma

    Wow this poem was really beautiful and it shows the mixed emotions we have towards the meaning of life we want to know but then we are scared to know.
    beautiful! 5/5

  • 9 years ago

    by Still Slightly Broken

    Very nice.
    It was interesting :)