The bleakness of reality
Reality is never pretty
in its brutal ruthlessness of naked truth
but rather awesome and forbidding,
let alone unhuman not to say the least,
a terrifying hostile monstrous cruelty
that leaves no man alone in peace
but forces everyone to deadly lifelong struggle
all the way down to the grave.
Nothing can improve reality
except romantic dreams and fantasies,
your own imagination and idealism,
which can at least improve reality
by softening it to your mind and senses,
and that is what we call creativity.
We do not know if actually it does improve reality,
but we could hardly go on living
if we were bereft of that last possibility and hope.
Poetry by Christian Lanciai
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Written on 2010-12-21 at 20:12
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