Life is a Puzzlement

Art by Ellen Kalmenson













And when you grew
To what bearing was amused by you
Was there applause along your way
Was wonderment allowed
Were more breaths in than out
Was your heart freely becoming stout
Whose tears did you cause
Were daily laughs free to rain
Did you grasp love
Without fearing pain
Would you ever try for it again
And if it all happened just one more time
Would your will be there to partake
While having learned from another day’s mistake
Of course, by those of others

Do you wish to partake again
If one more hand was dealt
Would you play
Or would you throw your cards away?


By Harvey Kalmenson
December 2022
Christmas has not yet arrived

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