The Song of Life

The SOng of Life - Jan 13 2016 - morguefile

Then more come
And I wonder how we will all fit
But the guards shout and push
And somehow we all get in

We feel movement
The journey begins
We stand squashed together
Scared, silent, bequeathed

To what? We may never know
Why? We may never know
Where? Maybe we don’t need to know

It is enough to still be standing
In the moment
This moment
The only one that matters
Right now

We might all die before the next one
And I still need to sing it
The song of life
The endless melody of being
With harmonies of now
‘All contributions gratefully received’
From everyone present
Each one heard
Listened to

Someone just needs to start

To produce the note around which all harmonies
All heartbeats will build
Until the music ends
And silence lives again


© Copyright 2016 Robin McShane


6 comments on “The Song of Life

  1. An excellent depiction of that sense of being herded with the crowd into a train? a boat? some conveyance into a mysterious future… and I am wondering about those ominous guards…..but you certainly have captured a sense of the indomitable spirit of LIFE, seeing it as a harmonious music, and I especially like your turning silence, in the end, into something that also lives.

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    • Thanks for your full comment Cynthia! I really had a vague idea myself of exactly what the conveyance is – until it struck me as a possible metaphor for life itself (or at least on planet Earth). The ominous guards then the forces necessary to ‘help’ those to return to complete unfinished experiences /business which is often forgotten when we’re back – a reference to your Plato comment almost – hence the unknown future and the need to join harmoniously with the flow of life rather than over think things for which answers are elusive and unnecessary – the moment has its own answer. Then, when experience is fulfilled, the living silence resounds!
      Of course, it could just be a train or boat and forced removals or refugees!
      Either way, I am pleased you liked it! 🙂

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