Only For You

ONLY FOR YOU

Do not bewail your fate at crossroads
Nor shirk the choice of either/or
But singing both/and search for the lost notes
The key to pick is neither/nor

Let us pray for the seasick sailor
Stormswept, becalmed upon the sea
The hero’s bold venture doomed to failure
As Jonah also tried to flee

Uncertainty made him a dancer
Who once had been so far from shore
And no single key can be the answer
Just as no road can be a door

The crossroads never have a signpost
The ship that sinks will reach no quay
The road is dark – devils take the hindmost
And Know Where is it plain to see

I do not write to give directions
The distance or the trials in store
These are the milestones of my acceptance
And they pretend to be no more

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on March 18, 2016, in Poetry, Republished and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Love this. And this, in particular: “no single key can be the answer
    Just as no road can be a door.”

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  2. I had to wait and read this when my mind was fresh. These words are like a road map through life though in life there are no road maps. Only a path that moves us forward and never back to start again. Impressive writing these words.

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