The Joke

The Untamed Ink

The Joke

By The Untamed Ink

Fri 07 Apr, 2017 17:50:07 EAT
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#life's mockery  

The Joke

I wake up at sunup,
To dash to school each day,
To feed on books and drink ink,
I move east and west,
Or north and south,
With my arms at a scholarly angle,
Searching for the papers of tomorrow,
In which my fate is scribbled,
But the bitter truth I know,
Is that one day they'll lie,
Deep in the pit dank as a shore,
As I take a rest under the ground,
isn't this funny?

I rage war on men today,
Who display their interest in her,
For I believe to own her heart,
But the stinging fact I may not take,
Is that tomorrow she'll be on the aisle,
Under the veil in another man's face,
Both taking the vows of life,
To live in war and peace,
And to walk through valleys and mountains,
As I do the same to unknown,
Isn't this a play?

I live in the shadow of work,
Without any minute to spare,
For a drink or a bite,
With family or friends,
As my ambition is very stoor,
But the reality I may not recognize,
Is that tomorrow may never come,
For me to fulfill the dream,
Of walking on top of the world with her,
But rather sleep deep under its surface,
While life continues with its pace,
As though nothing has happened,
Isn't this a joke?

Life is a game to play and enjoy,
Or rather a joke to laugh at,
For all we treasure are smoke,
And clouds that vanish into the firmament,
Shouldn't we joke a bit?


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  • Dr. Oloo
    This piece is awesome bt Kenya will never reward local talent. Ole wenzangu!
    149 wk ago
  • Ochimercy
    Of course we should joke and take life easy.Nice piece Chris and thumbs up for the great work.
    149 wk ago
  • Chris
    Thanks guys
    149 wk ago
  • Rebel
    you have hit the reality is all like a joke or a matter of irony...this is really a masterpiece and the consistency in the works is really inspiring ...keep it glowing chris..
    149 wk ago
  • Chris
    I appreciate bro@rebel
    149 wk ago
  • Soo
    Great one pal.
    149 wk ago
  • Chris
    thanks Lorna
    149 wk ago
  • Kibet jst came out clearly's a real reality of the current situation we often encounter.. someone needs to look at this piece with one eye..and reason out with the other eye..mind..
    149 wk ago
  • Chris
    haha, I appreciate @kibet
    149 wk ago
  • Chris
    haha, I appreciate @kibet
    149 wk ago
  • Rita
    We shoukd definitely joke, it is the only way to go through this life. keep it up..
    146 wk ago

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