Holding onto Nothing



As a people,
what do we have?
Possessions can be taken away,
money is subject to change,
careers may not last forever,
but don’t we think ourselves clever?
The problem with pride is the falling,
the pain won’t always be calling,
love is tumultuous and fickle,
and good luck putting joy in a box.
Friends can always fade into black,
family can argue and spat,
we don’t even have ourselves,
for we are constantly changing.
To add it up simply,
we have exactly nothing,
because Nothing is secure,
and Nothing is safe,
so what do we do? we hold onto that wraith.

Humbled in the presence of Absence.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AXXXBBCCAXXXXCXCXXX X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 581
Words 108
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 19, 1

Kassandra M. Konecny

Kassandra Konecny is a lover of listening to music, hiking in the mountains, and observing the way people act. She began writing vigorously when she was fourteen and will hopefully never stop. She has had her fair share of trials lately, and tries to encompass nearly every subject there is to study into her writing. Kassandra plans to study creative writing and psychology. She's 17 and currently lives in Utah with her family. Contact her at kassandrakonecny@hotmail.com more…

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