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A Rock is just a Rock

I was staring at a rock   †
just a simple rock † † †
no veins of quartz † † †
nor any gold † † †
not very original † † †
maybe a little flat on one side  
smooth and polished † † †  
by the river's edge † † †
but still just a rock to throw away † † †
and then I thought † † †
this is a perfect rock † † †
imbued with rockness † † †
It's meaning and intent plain to see  
but what of my meaning † † †
as I weighed the rock's intent † † †
am I an arrow or a bow † † †
or a boomerang † † †  
always to return † † †
repeating the same mistakes
  
†Yet these are just words † † †  
and they are not me † † †
desperately I want more than words † † †
I want goals to define meaning † † †
and actions to determine my intent † † †
so I've kept the rock † † †
to remind me of all I've forgot † † †
looking at it often † † †
in hopes this rock will speak † † †
but the rock is just a rock † † †
as I'm just a man † † †
the question remains † † †
what kind of man do I want to be † † †
and the answer is † † †
I don't know † † †
but I'll start with love, honesty, and courage † † †
to see how far that takes me † † †
and maybe, just maybe † † †
when god picks me up † † †  
at the river's edge † † †
he will see my meaning and intent † † †
and keep me around for a while
Written by APissPoorShaman (Ryszard)
Published | Edited 25th Sep 2022
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