Virtues of the Vigilant Virgo

January 28, 2012
By Avram GOLD, Salyersville, Kentucky
Avram GOLD, Salyersville, Kentucky
11 articles 3 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Battle not with monsters lest ye become a monster; and if you gaze into the abyss the abyss also gazes into you."-- Friedrich Nietzsche

If it wasn’t for you I couldn’t have kept this composure
Seeing this much of the world too fast has made me fear exposure
Life is convoluted yet the path we all desire is straight and narrow
We yearn to soar like an eagle but spiral in the wind like a sparrow
One thing life has taught me is the importance of feeling strong
Not necessarily in physicality but in our mentality, the right and the wrong.
I have learned to pick myself up and never travel the same road twice
I have learned playing with fire has more than just one vice
To correct my mistakes is to alter a part of the past
A seemingly misspoken cue that happen way too fast
I have learned in order to “live” in life we must always appreciate the pain
The times I have felt alive the most are the ones where I questioned the sane
You helped me remember that friendship towers over everything in our life
The meaning, the purpose, the longing and even the irreconcilable strife
You said moderation is nothing more than a word to describe ones fear
Once you have loved you never again want to be the one so far or near
You taught me in life that when I fell hard upon my face
Not to just get up off the ground, but leave my imprint as a trace
So I would never make the same mistake twice
Falling on solid ground where the pavements like ice
You told me to run and run so far away I did
While running I almost forgot inside me was this kid
Who thought peace was of heaven and nothing more in this place did dwell
Until I was exposed to the light of the world, a mirror reflection of hell
It was then within me I embarked upon the convoluted path of poor choice
Somewhere along the way you believed in me and realized my inner voice
Of the kid who was screaming, yearning, for his days once again
The kid who was stuck dreaming, turning, in a nightmare that would never end
I lacked propriety and saw myself losing faith in free will fast
Tortured, bound, secluded from the fellowship of the mass
But you saw in me reason, purpose, promise at my pleading gasp
I saw how heaven could seem like hell, how a complex world could collapse
But you saved me virtuous, vigilant Virgo, you made me believe in it all
Both the pure hatred and bliss of life, and the reason to love everything big and small
You made me believe most of all there is a reason for everyone to be
Even if you’re the simple subjection of a caged songbird’s melody
But mostly I would love to thank you for being there amidst it all
Making Spring feel like summer and September like fall

The author's comments:
Poem written for a friend who made me realize the more important things in life.

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