Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 11, 2018

“Decision”~by Michael Graves


 

 

“Decision”

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The dream does not exist, which
has not in its conception, come
coupled with challenge as its birth-twin.

Alike, no wish exists
that in its forming thought is void
of gauntlet thrown to make it so.

Life concatenates, challenge to challenge.
That’s what makes it Life.

To wake and dress, or drink
hot coffee without spilling.

To ascend the vertical rock face
ice-covered, in a live, raging
gale. Or to fall
into hopeless riotous love, never
to be the same. Ever.

Life concatenates
that is what makes it Life.

The path was void before you came.
Win or lose, you decide which fork to walk.
And you alone.

Who refuses this, is soaked too deep
in need to blame, his head too thickly
bound in batting to hear the holy songs.

You and you alone decide:
Poison or life.

The dream does not exist, which
has not in its conception come
coupled with challenge as its birth-twin.

Delight or poison.
you decide.

–Graves 12/24/10


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