The Poison Antidote

by Thermos   May 29, 2007

I'm graduating
I'm infatuated
with the magic prevising my life
Is wisdom light or is it heavy
Is it sporadic or is it steady
Consumed by static my vision's hazy
But I still gaze and I still see
Treading water patiently
Vocations will actualize
My ambitions will materialize
And work their way into my mind
Some day I plan to stop this treading
To drop the anchor and settle down
Sit in my chair and look around
At what I've conquered and overthrown
Is it so wrong to be so proud?
Is pride the poison antidote
It's what I was taught; that's what I've been told
To subside in confidence and to gloat
Will it blind my eyes to my soul's demise
Pride in the soul is smoke in the lungs
I'll think twice and hold my tongue
Confidently humble
That's what I'll be
Who do I please?
Them or me?
Maybe both, who knows, we'll see
I've got one chance to get everything right
And if I'm lucky, I just might
My friends
I've made them, sure,
To the end,
That's what we all swore,
But I've wised-up to that,
In fact, I know what a true friend is,
I've become exasperated by the tension of cliques,
Of who did what and who said this,
Who hangs with Sara and who talks to Rick,
There's more to friendship than high school politics
Friends and family, family and friends,
Familiarity, inviolability, fidelity,
Dependency, promptitude and availability,
There we go, that's what I was getting at,
Measure a man's worth by his capacity to love
Not by the size of his house or his guns
Nor the flair of his mouth or the throne he sits on,
I've learned plenty but it's just a trifle,
Compared to what lies at the end of my life's cycle
But for now I'll sit back and relax
I'll enjoy what's here and near and far
Because to sit and sip in happiness
Exceeds what we desire by far


Did You Like This Poem?

Latest Comments

  • 6 years ago

    by BlueJay

    This is a fantastic poem. Please dont stop cause it is just so amazing. The emotions and descriptions are fantastic. The word choice is stunning and the imagery immaculate. Excellent job.

    • 5 years ago

      by Thermos

      You've commented on like all my stuff lolz

  • 10 years ago

    by Lucifer

    That is truly amazing, you did a really good job. it shows what life is about. ^^


  • 10 years ago

    by Kaila

    I love this poem! I understodd it 100% and I think that everyone in this cadagory should read it. I love how you express yourself!!!