G.R. Gaus

Rookie - 0 Points (April 11 1950 / St. Louis)

Chasing One's Tail Poem by G.R. Gaus


Once, I was a much younger man,
Passed my time in restless thought,
Thinking of how I’d make my stand,
Never sensing that I’d been caught.

Caught in a game so many lose,
Pretending to be someone clever,
Valiantly trying to share strong views,
Becoming lost, along the endeavor.

Endeavor to gain some recognition,
Forgetting the original cause,
Falling into a state of remission,
As a life, being held on pause.

Pause to consider what is real,
Lost in circles, wasting time,
Creating illusions, quite surreal,
Slipping unnoticed, past my prime.

Prime ingredient, intellectual coy,
Pretending well, to keep my cool,
In chess, the goal, out to destroy,
The mind becomes a vicious tool.

Tool of the weak, to be that one,
The one with a head held high,
Deep inside, scared on the run,
Believe me, I’ve been that guy.

That guy is inside most everyone,
Waiting the chance to excel,
Take a shot at poking fun,
Victims of a ruthless quell.

Quell that once horrible feeling,
I learned hard from one mistake,
Turned my back, sent me fleeing,
Anymore, it’s all give and take.

Take only what is given to share,
Give everything someone needs,
Look at everyone with loving care,
Fill your life with endless deeds.

Endless Deeds……

Submitted: Saturday, June 08, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I once played my hand with intellect, nearly lost my soul.

Comments about this poem (Chasing One's Tail by G.R. Gaus )

  • Rookie - 279 Points Chris G. Vaillancourt (5/6/2014 8:36:00 AM)

    powerful delivery and well written poem...good work! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,193 Points Valerie Dohren (6/18/2013 1:20:00 PM)

    We all have different bits of knowledge, we each have our own areas where we excel. We should respect others regardless of their intellectual abilities. Excellent poem, very well penned. (Report) Reply

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