Alas, I live an unexamined life!
Socrates would certainly look upon me with contempt.
Though I may desire more excitement,
I often bow to inertia and don’t make the attempt.
It is often said that ignorance is bliss,
And my average life seems to be no exception;
My highs and lows are not very high or low;
Nowadays, my apex is pretty much satisfaction.
I feel even-keel most of the time;
Little depressed mood and few peak emotions.
I find myself balanced, even mundane,
Gazing out at the vast, blue, placid ocean.
Days now sort of blend into one another,
I rarely create, yet infrequently feel pain;
Music and philosophy seem lackluster;
It’s partly cloudy with no chance of sun, or rain.
I am living the life I used to long for desperately;
Dozing off in the armchair in which I sit…
I am reminded you should be careful what you wish for,
For sometimes you just might in fact get it.
Here is another poem you might like: “What’s in Her Heart?”
“Be Careful What You Wish For” © Jason Merchey 1999-2018