Joey Jones


Men Often Search (Rondeau)


Men often search but seldom do realize
the true treasures laying before their eyes
they stumble blindly around in the dark
searching only tomorrow for life's spark
but losing this day in chasing its lies

Father Time may heal but he never cries
not for lost love nor a dream that dies
to the pleading of more he does not hark
men often search but...

The gifts of life are received by the wise
those few that seize the now as the prize
they never falter in finding their mark
for they never set their sights in the dark
they know tomorrow is just death's disguise
men often search but...

Submitted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Edited: Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Carpe Diem

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Joey Jones 5/13

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  • Freshman - 1,817 Points Bri Edwards (9/13/2013 12:30:00 AM)

    well, i didn't HAVE TO, but i did, look up Rondeau:

    plural ron·deaux
    Definition of RONDEAU
    1
    a: a fixed form of verse based on two rhyme sounds and consisting usually of 13 lines in three stanzas with the opening words of the first line of the first stanza used as an independent refrain after the second and third stanzas
    b: a poem in this form
    2
    : a monophonic trouvère song with a 2-part refrain

    it seems Joey followed the definition pretty faithfully.

    i guess the message is mostly to not hold fast to the past nor seek fulfillment in the future, but, instead, to pluck the day. i like the concept of paying attention to the present day, but i can see some advantages to also looking back and forward. an interesting poem, done in a style i maybe should try. thanks for sharing. nice rhyming. (Report) Reply

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