Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Advent

Because we no longer believe
we spend months preparing
for a festival
whose true meaning scares us
so we bury it under greed
and gluttony to escape
the cold slanting sadness
that is our fate.

9 comments:

gingatao said...

Oh that is cool, cold and slicing. Beauty in the language like a stroke with a Zen sword.

polona said...

gosh, how true!
excellent

nĂ  said...

hi Juliet, i like this lots and lots!!! wise, true words too!

thnaks for your comments over at mine, i think that seeing a whole estate turned to rubble must be even more demoralising than one factory,eek! it's a shame, the strange things man does...

Devika said...

Its true, CGP. But, i feel its very subjective...

wishes,
devika

Crafty Green Poet said...

Devika - isn't most poetry subjective?

Devika said...

I agree CGP..in fact i write about me and my life...

But here, the generalisation with the use of 'we' made me doubt...

hope my comment didn't annoy you...it's in me to write what i feel openly..its a spur of the moment reaction...nothing too deep in it :)

wishes,
devika

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Devika - no your comment didn't annoy me, thans for your second more specific comment, that was helpful

Devika said...

Hi CGP!

thank you for the kind words :)

wishes,
devika

Paul said...

Good one !!