CHAOS SESTINA

If someone could ever develop a plan
that could help make man’s burden light
what cost would it set on the price of freedom
would there be enough balance to keep
those with stronger wills from laying claim
to what the weaker need to pay their passage

While upon the road of life the passage
of time has no mercy and waits for no plan
to evolve that teaches man never to claim
more than his worth to the promise of light
at the end of a tunnel which should ever keep
one from reaching toward his freedom

Stupidity often makes things other than freedom
worth much more so man takes a darker passage
forever dreaming his puny efforts will keep
him ever pointed toward this unheard of plan
hoping it will never be brought to light
that his greed makes him willing to claim

more than he needs while to many having a claim
to fame becomes more valuable than any freedom
while many have drifted so far from this light
that a miserable existence marks their passage
through a life where they never become able to plan
far enough ahead to do more than earn their keep

Often it comes to mind that I should never keep
such bitter thoughts towards those who claim
a higher station in life whereas the type of plan
they follow only leads to a loss of the freedom
they will always need to assure that their passage
through life keeps them moving toward that light

It has never been my goal to make light
of the quality of life so many others keep
but I feel that it will make my own passage
more bearable if I make no further claim
on life than that of ever seeking my freedom
wish that I should be the one to design this plan

Much wealth could I claim with such a plan
but since there is no passage beyond that light
it is only my freedom I would wish to keep

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