A Trifle

by Steven Craig

Do you wrestle with your dreams?
Do you contend with the shadows?
Do you move in a kind of sleep?
Can you judge truth from desire?

Can you see what you are?
Do you know when you are wrong?
Can you admit to error?
Can you feel what you mean?

Does another’s pain go unnoticed?
Can you give without remembering?
Can you take without forgetting?
Can you give of yourself without balanced scales?
Do you know what is important?

Are you so correct, that there is no margin of error?
Can you resolve the unknown without uncertainty?

Time has slipped away while you were uncertain.
You life has been stolen.
You tarried with trifles
Victim of your folly.


Posted on 06/24/2006
Copyright © 2020 Steven Craig

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by A. Paige White on 07/09/06 at 12:51 AM

This is really good! Which is better, to be right or to be forgiven? Cause if I'm wrong, all I need to do is ask forgiveness. I've been wrong before. And often.

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