A poem: Synonyms

I search for synonyms,

Little words,

Of bold expression,

To define my existence

Manufactured phrases,

Simple tales or fables,

To justify my presence,

Or being at this moment

An antonym maybe,

A mirror of opposites,

To defend what I am not,

Or possibly will become

Where are the rhymes,

Sonnets that describe,

This solitude,

That bears against me

An endless search,

Of finding terms,

Simple statements,

To clarify a determined reality

As the journey unfolds,

Growing gray and cold,

The path narrows,

Towards completion

A slogan won’t save me,

Nor a witty retort,

Or some mantra,

Ancient and worn

I search for synonyms,

A word or phrase,

That means exactly,

Or nearly, the same

An original composition by the author of Ends and Beginnings

About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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5 Responses to A poem: Synonyms

  1. Me too. Have a good weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Patty says:

    Profound again.

    Liked by 1 person

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