UNDERLYING STORY OF MY LIFE (to be chorded)

 

I’ve been homeless

And I’ve been hungry

Often thought, “If only”

Mostly, I’ve been so lonely

Useless as Lantana

 

Although for many years lived on nuts and fruit

Would never refuse meat hunted for food

My life spattered with many regrets

Loneliness the result of relationship upsets

 

Dream house never a reality

Drove broken-down cars or rode subways

Clothing from thrift stores helped get jobs

Been so alone, my music merely unending sobs

 

Where is my home I often wonder

Spent too many years searching for love

Lonely, unwilling iconoclast

An abandoned, forsaken, outcast

 

If you think, though, I’m depressed

I’ll tell you my secret through the years

A self-reflective sense of humor

Has saved me from being a gloom-and-doomer

 

I’ve been homeless

And I’ve been hungry

Often thought, “If only”

Mostly, I’ve been so lonely

Useless as Lantana…

 

© 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

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11 comments

  1. Enjoyed this and so true, what laughing saves us from. When we see ourselves from outside, such pathos and suddenly it’s tragicomic. It’s a powerful force. And lantana classified as a weed here that must be removed, yet beautiful. I grew it by mistake until the neighbors complained.

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    1. It is a powerful force, Steve. People say “love is the answer” but first, there must be laughter! Speaking of which, I had a neighbor complain about my Lantana once. The leaves are toxic to people, animals, birds. But our pets are smarter than people think because my dogs never go near it 🙂

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