Wednesday, January 30, 2008

who am i kidding?

thought it would be good to write
reasons i exist despite
a lack of something significant
or persistence of woeful extravagance

i seem to find myself unengaged,
free of cares and sadly overaged
no kids to break my newest toys
or ask me to assemble theirs

i wonder why my meals are spent
distracted only by entertainment
some purpose to this type of existence?
just a cog and a lonely one

mere days separate me from other days
past photographs now seem a better reality
this isn't the life for which i'd planned
where's my wife and where's my minivan?

4 comments:

SJ said...

Hey dude, that was pretty good...seriously.

SJ two cents: just y'know, go for it, kiss a girl once in a while. Just get closer and closer and then just do it. You never know, you might just get a minivan out of it. (wink, wink)

Marc Jorgensen said...

thats some deep stuff

seth said...

in retrospect, this is not the poem i originally composed in my head. my intent was ironic, but the fact that it works as if it's sincere tells a lot about the pro-marriage nature of our culture. the original idea was to slyly point out that marriage is lame too, look at minivans as an example of why married life isn't awesome. so i failed to effectively carry out that concept.

mj said...

you failed because married life actually is awesome, sethers. sorry to break it to you. minivans are kind of funny, though.