adventures in dysthymia

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

THE EFFORT

The jilted lover,
the defeated politician –
they know what it means
to lose all that matters.


To be needed,
that’s what counts;
To fill the holes
in another’s life


with all you are.
That’s what makes
it worth the effort.
That’s what makes life.


Stephen Brooke ©2005

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