Futility stories, books, poems, and more

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Are you waiting for your salvation? Waiting for your rescue from all life's problems? Waiting for someone to give you all the answers? Well, I'm sure Godotal is sure to show and all will be well. The classification of it is humor which it is presented as but if you… Read More

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This one I wrote in 1982, when I was 22 years old. What does it say about me when I confess that how I feel hasn't really changed at all. I tried different paths in life, but I always end up right back in my own skin. Read More

Poem / Other

February 10, 2018

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Comments: 5

The Booksie Classic House

Tags: futility

Poem / Poetry

October 02, 2014

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Comments: 8

The Booksie Classic House

Try as we might, keeping our lives on track can sometimes be impossible. Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 06, 2014

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Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

A bitter, dark lament of the terror of growing old alone. Read More
A story of an interviewer interviewing a war veteran based on the poem 'Next to of course, God, America, I' by EE Cummings. Read More

Tags: war, sad, futility

Poem / Memoir

September 03, 2013

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Comments: 5

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We see only the harshness of reality. Read More
A quirky look at the fates and a man's life and desires. a story with a suprising though not nessasarily happy end. Read More
Part 3/3 The new age is brought about through war and genocide, bringing about the elevation of one gender and the diminishment of another. The First Empress is ruthless, eradicating all stains of the past to bring about her vision of utopia. Only one person stands in her way. Read More
A jaded envoy from a thriving, yet corrupt kingdom is sent to a desolate town a midst a dark and foreboding forest. Worn down by his life of superficiality and the horrors he's witnessed in his travels, he is surprised by what he finds on his mission. Read More
A quick Hemmingwayian short on human sexuality, drugs, and decadence. Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 11, 2011

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Comments: 1

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the folly and futility of war. Read More
An average man trying to be a hero like he sees in the movies. Read More
Chasing happiness across an endless field of dreams Always wanting more and never getting there Working for a distant goal and never living now Wishing you were something that you’re not The further that you push it seems the further off it goes But one thing is true in life… Read More
The worst bit about being a failed artist (especially if you believe you are a talented one) is that no-one in your family ever supports you. Instead they taunt you, torment you for decades, demanding to know when you will, "Give up this foolishness and get a real job!" Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 08, 2010

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Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A poem on the nature of memory and it's disturbing ability to bloom at the most uncomfortable moments Read More

Poem / Song Lyrics

November 09, 2010

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Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This is a song I wrote back in early 2007. Read More
In a world such divided in its wealth Monstrous fait shall overcome Flying twilight of the dawn Illuminating the darkest hour With a false sun in the night Flying twilight of the dawn The great temples of avarice and wealth Are now but shadows burnt in stone Flying twilight of… Read More
When faced with the futility and absurdity of his mundane existence, Roderick, an everyman, undergoes a crisis. Read More
...contrary to popular belief, all we wanna do is shop... Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Obscure obscurantism as life is swallowed by death. Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 23, 2008

Reads: 267

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

We’re here for a moment and then we’re gone Only for a moment in the vastness of eternity Wasting time chasing after rainbows And gold that isn’t there Chasing after money That only goes down the drain Or up the chimney into the void All to make facades that fall… Read More
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