One’s Lot

Pain and suffering

Misery, fear

Common hardships

Many must bear


Though some exist

Without such woes

Not mindful how

For others, it goes


But all will know

They share equal fate

When time is up

On that future date


What if, then,

Each gets their due

And what lies in store

Is all up to you?


If not so, fine!

Carry on as before

No need for insurance

Unless you’re not sure

If not this, what?

The rising sun and beating heart

Embracing lovers, soon to part

A furry friend, a solid rock

Hands marking time upon a clock


Tasting coffee, fresh from the bean

A peaceful moonlit landscape scene

Violent storm-tossed crashing seas

Gently humming honey bees


Are these and more as they seem to be,

If we each experience them differently?

Is life a dream, or is it real?

Do we know the answer, because we feel?