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Just Fine

When I’m even with the world
I forget the promises I made
in sorrow
I’ll build a monument vertical
I’ll take my eyes off of the horizon
or the sidewalk
or the bloody morning paper.
I’m not looking to strive
it’s not in my nature I guess
to fly so high I’ll melt my wings
and fall into the sun.

When I’ve been possessed
by the lust and the whirlwind
I’ve left so much past destruction
when I’ve finally patched and stiched
and twined
when I’m finally even
I come upon a peaceful feeling
and for me breaking even
is just fine.

I have walked beside the waters
looked at my reflection in a jest
saw the cold reality there
of how the joke will lodge there in
your chest
and knew I wasn’t prepared
for any type of success
for what is a man
even if he comes to passions early
going to do with prizes and hearts
if he does not accept that he is worthy.

I’m waiting for the next train
sitting here
for I know
the sending never ends
the story never ends
in one place even
in one place tempted
there’s another moment coming up the line.
I’m not sticking out my thumb
I’m not feeling any emptiness
for me breaking even
is just fine.

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 5 years ago

    Too many still owe a huge debt and never try to break even. If you break even then you are doing good.

  • As the gambler said :) thanks JR

    – bill bell

  • lianne
    liannealmost 5 years ago

    for what is a man…if he does not accept that he is worthy. Oh Bill how totally true and profound that line is. Breaking even…that’s all we can hope for but in that we can feel worthy. We’ve balanced the scales as best we can.

  • Thanks Lianne :) I think since you can’t take it with you ,even is the best you can hope for

    – bill bell

  • umbra
    umbraalmost 5 years ago

    thought provoking…..

  • Thanks erich :) I like to provoke

    – bill bell

  • FrozeLamb
    FrozeLambalmost 5 years ago

    what great realization of value.

  • Thanks Lori :) appreciate you reading it

    – bill bell

  • wigs
    wigsalmost 5 years ago

    great thought provoking write Bill…

  • Thanks Wigs :) for stopping by.

    – bill bell

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