Sunday, February 17, 2013

Was It Worth It?

Kathy C says: Is the wonder worth the pain is my question.

A life without examination
Isn’t worth it [Socrates citation];
But I’m not persuaded
It gets much upgraded
By closer investigation.

We’ll die when our world gets too hot,
Leaving nothing, nil, zilch, diddly squat;
What did we gain
For all of our pain?
Was it worth it? Maybe. Maybe not.

“Is it worth it?” The question is key;
For some few, it sure seems to be,
But probably for most,
Properly diagnosed,
It’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

“It’s not worth it” is misunderstood
As to say something one never should;
Never having been born
And having to mourn
Would have been at least as good.

For me, I’d say no, but as seer:
Till now we did not disappear
Because joy outweighed cares
For enough breeding pairs
Or else we wouldn’t be here.

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