‘we suffer, sometimes terribly but not in vain’.
Quote from Star Trek V. The Final Frontier.
Capt. Kirk speaking to Dr. McCoy “Bones”
“... I need my pain!”
So perhaps we do, for what
is the measure of our joy,
what the glory of light
If we have never seen the night.
GW Brooks 01-21-10
The Game's Real Winner
All games can't be won except
if losing may be the winning hand.
Just as some would 'lose' the argument
just to win the sale;
one hand lost
doesn't lose the game.
But not all games can be so played,
as in some games of cards
chance lies as much in our choice
as in the shuffled deck.
With rules applied
what is played stands.
Could we though play it again,
allowing 'the other choice to be made'
we'd find that the game can be won.
Yet another played, either way, is lost.
Played enough we'd learn chance
is the real winner of the game.
We might then ask, Is it all just a game ?
Perhaps, if you so choose; life is for the living
and has pretty much been lived every way.
But only the living can
and each of us are unique
in a hugely immense developing universe.
GW Brooks 04-25-11
Where is the Dream, The Dreamer,
What was it he saw when last he dreamt,
Or did he dream at all; or unable to recall
Waking to the morrow but just another day?
He did say, “ ... yesterday is all but forgotten
and tomorrow never comes, its always today.
But know, that tomorrow is remembered if
it is we dream and remember what was dreamt.
Yesterday never leaves if we believe in the one
most important thing in life . . . our self!”
“The ‘Self’ isn’t so easily carried, worn or defined.
my self isn’t yours nor yours mine or another’s.
Are then dreams a place we look into or from, or
are just yours or mine or are they something more?”
“If the Dreamer dreams and tells, is it a remembrance
or a wish, hope or the mind sorting yesterday.
Then if it is that the dreams prove true or seems to
did it that we believed and brought it to the morrow?”
Too many questions leads not to a belief or a founding
and when I said so, the Dreamer smiled, saying, “Now
You have learned; and the dreams are dreamt by all or
one for none stand or sleep alone.” Then closed his eyes.
GW Brooks 08-20-09