Why Even Try

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"It's a hard thing

to decide

what side

to be living in today.

 

I once 

was a man

who inspired smiles 

with a bright hearty laugh

 

and jokes for folks

that were the inside-jokes

of the English Language, 

(Puns, just in case 

 

you were wondering).

 

But wandering about, 

in this ugly,

heinous place

makes one think 

 

well, twice,

about what makes a side.

What makes wrong,

what makes right. 

 

The success 

of written poetry

can be measured 

on finger tips;

 

there is no way 

to make pay and rent. 

Remaining neutral 

even draws hate,

 

those who decide

to have no denomination 

in different categories of life

are called derelicts 

 

and heretics

from both sides,

being assumed 

we run for the other. 

 

Why.

Why even try.

Why even try to write,

why try to beat

 

this sense of helplessness.

All too many reasons to frown. 

All too many things 

keeping me down.

 

And how will I make it

as a writer?

I won't,

that's how."

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I won't make it.

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