Sunday, May 23, 2010


Is disillusionment

A requirement?

Is there some gate

Through which everyone must pass

Where some guard stands to regulate

Assuring that each maturing child wears spectacles of glass?

Does he say:

“See the world without the lies!

To be a grown-up person,

You must have grown-up eyes.”

“I’m sorry sir,” I will reply

“But I will see beauty my own way until I’m blind.

For I know the best beauty is the sort you have to find.

If disillusionment means

I must surrender

Then I cannot have it.

I will not ignore life’s splendor

I will be called ignorant.

But I do not care

It takes no courage to be disillusioned.

Believing is far the greater dare.”

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