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Balance Your Life

by Rob Littler

A man’s eyes reveal nothing
When no one is looking—and when
They are—when the truth that absorbs the sweat
Above the brow, is wiped in silence.
A man’s heart reveals everything, when
The pace is pulsed into the ground
Through his heels, letting the sky
See what his sadness reveals—
That a whole lifetime of chatter
Chatters. That voices do carry,
But carry no significance. It is the dance,
The stance one supposes that makes
Truth a difficult drink to imbibe—
Even when his eyes do consume
More than a stomach can ever hope to disperse.


Posted on 06/07/2013
Copyright © 2021 Rob Littler

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 06/25/13 at 02:55 PM

Much truth and wisdome here. I like also how this works on personal and universal levels. Especially like the ring of this part: That a whole lifetime of chatter Chatters.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 07/21/13 at 08:50 AM

I have lived and am living this ode. I can clearly empathize with each and every word that you offer up as nothing less than revelatory to the portion of me as yet human and persisting.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 02/19/18 at 07:34 PM

"Truth a difficult drink to imbibe" - Wow! what a line. This in itself could be the title of a poem. Do you mind if I steal it? Thanks Rob.

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