Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gorgeous Catastrophe

Life is magic, tragic, made of extremes and lovely dark things
a gorgeous catastrophe
woven one day at a time.

I wonder why it is
that tragedy tells so well in poetic digressions
why the most painful of lessons
show the most beautiful of transgressions.

Life is calamity, a gorgeous catastrophe
the paradise of drowning in someone elses eyes
where it is more the pain than the gain
which reminds us we are alive
because from that there is no place to hide.

The journey makes us, creates us, pushes us over the edge.
That beautiful glorious edge
between sanity and irrationality
where our demons fly free to play with fire
and lay with our angels.

Life is living on the line
between paradise and hell
never quite sure upon which side we stand
knowing only that eventually, somewhere we must land.

Life is a gorgeous catastrophe
a twisted masterpiece
yearning only to be free.

And in our end, will we remember
that we are the fingerprints of the maker
as children pray before sleep, the lord their soul to keep
as if we were ever separable from the whole.

The lonely, the tragic, the misfits, the magic lost, the underdogs,
and the broken with their words unspoken
standing on the edge
between dreams and unclean things
would we remember
that being broken makes us whole
because all that is
will always be contained within the recesses of the human soul.


  1. Oh, I love this one. I love all you others too, but this will stick with me.

    1. Misty,
      at least it will stick with you in a good way! Nothing worse than reading something you wish could be unread. Lol.

  2. I have said it before and i say it again write with such beautiful passion, a talent you should be proud of.


  3. You just keep amazing me and getting better....lovely, just lovely.
    hugs abby

    1. abby,
      at least something's getting better! Thank you.

  4. This is incredible, and beautiful. Once again you blow me away with your writing Lil :)


    1. Thank you Roz! Your kind thoughts are much appreciated.


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