Poetry

Renato N. Mascardo
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5 december 2022

PARAPHRASING ADELE

holding on

life is
a game for fools
you win some you lose much
and you keep coming back daring
for more

losing
your wholeness your
silent partner your health
feels like your lover scudding off
from you

you feel
nothing at first
before the ache begins
to engulf you in a maelstrom
of bile

for your
loss you blame so
many her him it self
in the end you know that life is
a game

steadfast
patient you hold
on to your core for no
body else can hold on as well
but you

after
the loss after
the grief time to fight back
to cherish to enjoy to wait
dauntless

without
funk without joy
without pain without bliss
you don’t have life the ultimate
gamble//

renato
sunday 04 december 2022



other poems: PARAPHRASING ADELE, Dumpster Blues, unreeling a tangled skein, if love were a multiple-choice exam, awakening, each little loss, falling leaves, partying in pestilence, in the absence of light, reparations to a bounteous mother, cinquain, seclusion, A Beautiful Day, quantum physics of feelings, lemon = lemonade, Poems on Virtues 2, Poems on Virtues 1, Loneliness of Being One (To Will Liao), remembering the missing & missing the remembered, under siege, A Hymn to Him, and so it goes, departures, recension, heartstrings, The Choices We Make, Tongue in Cheek, Elijah's Lament, exodus and le boulanger, Poem of Being, just being, alternate landing, Schroedinger's Cat, Asymmetry, lure of the dance, holy haptics, trickster time has the last laugh, carnage field, a parthian shot at an ex, lacrimae rerum, in names we trust, love is, first twilight, coywolf, katie's birthday, Sliver, Nuthatch, new day, sunny breezy day, left overs, oscine cantata, gone, backyard feeding time, payola, spring, a passerine sacrifice, cinquain, crepusculum, vegetarian festivity, esmeralda, birdseeds on the grass, bits and pieces, life of quiet desperation, After the Wane, on goings and comings, a tedious turn of a loved one's mind, just before you extend your claws, Exodus V, dwindles, lines written on her birth date, remembering, autumn, skirting isolation, missing a muse, Complexities and complications, another of life's little ironies, Image, Autumn, seasons, paradox, thumb-nail sketch, assuaging a craving, degrees of solitude, disremembering, particle physics of the heart, marking time mutually, the reason for writing, in the company of aloneness, valentine, sounds of silent ironies,

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