Monday, June 22, 2009

Straying from the line

I've always strayed from the line. I don't conform to norms. Though, it is not my intention, I sometimes look at things differently. If life would be compared to a race while following a straight line, I would be looking sideways and straying on the sidewalks. Sometimes, this is the reason I finish last. And sometimes, it is the reason that I can take shortcuts and finish early.

a line have an end
and a line is life's trend.
i don't follow the line
for I do not go with fine

I look for ways to escape
from the world's binding cape.
the world is an illusion
for in it I have no mission.

I stray from life
i always look for strife.
sometimes i look for a guide
i failed, even how hard I tried.

an inspiration i lack
for how long my brain's stock.
in the darkness i dwell
that is my life's spell.

This is in response to Weekend Wordsmith: 105. Line prompt.


  1. I love the last two lines. "In the darkness I dwell", I feel as if I'm swimming in a dark pool of emotion.

  2. When I was little I used to love the story, "The Dot and the Line" this reminded me of it.

  3. Such deep emotion. Thanks for sharing.