Existence of Convenience

To Think

a Will

not unbecoming in its being

a presence

Manifest

Unwilling Man still feels

the Breaking

rush

coursing through black Unwillingness

to Think

Then

if I cannot will thought to being

Nonwilling stands

Resolutely

Renouncing willingness of being

Thought collides

Beyond

this Existence of Convenience.

My latest contribution to the wonderful One Shot Poetry Wednesdays! Once you’ve had a look, check out some of the other One Shot Poets as well– they’re a skilled bunch of poets, looking to form a community and support one another.  Enjoy!

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19 thoughts on “Existence of Convenience

  1. If poetry lives in levels of ambiguity, it certainly is alive here. That which we WILL becomes real if WILL has courage, tenacity, perception, and worth. It may be born, flourish and survive; it may even endure, or it may be conquered whether it has merit or not. Such is the history of the will of man. Worthy subject and worthy exploration. Well written.
    Thank you. Gay (@beachanny)

  2. Damn. Could almost add a “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” to the end of this poem. lol Also like how you reverse the terms of the “if/then.” Reads existential and formal in logic. Makes me think of choices and how unwillingness and avoidance also produce results from inaction.

  3. OH MY GOD!! This was par excellence! The workings of a human mind are just too much to comprehend..aren’t they!?
    The makes and break game goes on… and then it just becomes a matter of what excuse is best used when!
    A poignant read, Chris!! You are simply superb!

  4. ..beyond this existence of convenience..so good chris! enjoyed your poem

    …off-topic: if you really want to have a look at the original delights&shadows poem, just drop me your e-mail – didn’t find an address on your site..

  5. your poem reminds me of some of Michelangelo’s sculpture where the figure is trying to escape from the marble.
    Well sculpted piece

    Glad this one was shared with One Shot

    Moon smiles

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