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With This Smile

I know

the art piece is of a black woman with large gold earrings; her salt and pepper hair is flying behind her and she is wearing a tattered mask; the background is a mystical green and directly behind her is a light grey area; she appears to be bursting through the fog.
Artwork by author, Ilis Trudie Palmer

O Fool
Why doth thou believe in the unseen
Unfelt, untouched,
Never heard, never tasted;

Who casteth thee before swine
To be eaten —
Consumed by a world gone insane
rabidly for answers
As questions grown stronger and louder
Shouts out whys, who, what, where and when
And then,
Makes no sense;

It’s only so far a dream can go
Fueled by optimism and the threads of dreams
Why doth thou not curse and be dead
Listen to me,
the only sane voice inside thy head —
The one sure thing instead;

Of waking each day believing
That some eternal being is conceiving
To shine a light on you,
Ye Fool.

I laugh
Two choices have I
To believe and be happy,
To believe not and curse the dark;

I am reaching for the light,
There is no love in those corners where the sun refuse to shine;

Let me be,
For as much as you name
me the greatest of fools,
At the end of my day, with a contented heart I lie
And if ever I die, it will be with this smile.

Ilis Trudie Palmer
One Love
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Ilis Trudie Palmer

Ilis Trudie Palmer

Energy, Creativity, Spirituality, the Great E.S.C; One dose of upfulness in each story or poem or song lyric.