#funfacts by Manny Done

The fool…

In search of his vices…
In search of his guilty pleasures…
Is coerced by drugs…flesh…and wealth…

The taste of their poison is similar to that of honey…
While he had both reasons to live and to die…

At a moments notice…
He would not hesitate to be the first to punch his ticket into a steady decline…
As a result of such foolish ways…

His death becomes burden…
His wife a widow…
His son a reject…
His daughter a wandering soul…

His legacy…
a statistic.

 

Manny Done believes himself to be an old soul trapped in this conundrum of a nervous wreck that we call the human body. He also believes in a simple rule of life: if it is finite, then it is valuable. It has taken him 25 years to come to terms with that notion, and at the peak of his 25th year he decided that he would no longer apologize for being himself. That is why he takes the time to write about his troubles, desires and his experiences. Every time he writes about anything, he is essentially going toe to toe against the greatest adversary he have ever known, himself. That is what poetry is to him, an opportunity to silence the voices of regret and embrace
the imperfections of a life that is limited in both time and energy, for the temporary is the forever, and forever is only a dream.

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