The Human Condition

Untouched, serene, yet jubilant we stood
Believing gentle lives would fill our hearts
But all the things we gain do nothing good
I’m pretty sure that’s where the trouble starts
Safety reached has shattered the illusion
Like presence of the knights who are mere men
Waiting once again for more confusion
To bring us back the joy that we had then
We trust the truth has satisfied our need
But with no more to seek is comfort cold?
Upon the shimmering unknown we feed
A nourishment that is worth more than gold
Infinite are the questions we must ask
And in our answers never should we bask.

© Matthew Penfold 2011

The Human Condition

Matt Penfold

Joined December 2008

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Artist's Description

This is written in response to a number of poems by Redbubble writers who have risen to the challenge set by AnniG

Each person’s contribution is unique with such diverse subjects and styles. I decided to try to put the words together in a sonnet.

Here is the wording of the challenge:

After the fantastic response to the previous informal Word Prompt Challenge I figured we may try a repeat exercise?

The words:
comfort; shattered; presence; safety; infinte;
jubilant; knights; untouched; trust; serene;
gentle; waiting, satisfied, truth
(Optional: shimmering)

Do you feel up to a little challenge?…let’s see what YOU whip up! :-)

No rules apply…only

1. Incorporate all the words (or as many as you possibly can) in no particular order
2. Post your write on your page and let me know by BM so I can link all participants here making it easy for visitors to cross-read all participants.
3. Feel free to copy the “challenge details” and add it in the description field of your contribution or link it back to this one

Just have fun!

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