Perseverance

Sisyphus II © j.kiley – Mandala of Continual Motion

Sisyphus II © j.kiley – Mandala of Continual Motion

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly
rolling a rock to the top of the mountain, whence
the stone would fall back of its own weight. They
had fought with some reason that there is no more
dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.

– Albert Camus –

PERSEVERANCE
by j.kiley

The stabbing pain draining
silent screams echoing
lightning strikes flashing
crashing delicate flesh
mining the core of sensations
with picks and axes
awakening tortures from the past
comparable to the pain
intended to find Truth
during the Spanish Inquisition
a test for purity and witch craft
a river of surging fires of lava
flames burning gossamer tissue
as perseverance continues

© j.kiley
free verse

Chicago Cubs Win

'maggie the cat'

‘maggie the cat’

i am not a usual baseball player watcher but started watching the 2nd half of the 7th game of the world series online while watching a daniel radcliffe film. my attention was into the most exciting ending. bonnie hunt was there. haven’t seen her since her talk show. Always a Cubs fan & from Chicago. i was so routing for the CUBS. It had been 108 years since the last win. WAY TO GO CHICAGO CUBS! It was one of the best endings I’ve seen in baseball. HAVE A GREAT CELEBRATION. YOU WON & DESERVE IT!!! maggie-the-cat-paw-print1 I bet the Obamas are extremely pleased. WOW! WOW! WOW! – Maggie the Cat | Roars & Paws 🎈✨🎇🎆😎
ps. forgot to mention it was a sure thing for the Cubs until everything tied up at the end of the 9th inning & a rain delay started. I was screaming at the tv at the bottom of the 10th inning. Started counting strikes. And then it happened, a throw to first, if my memory serves, and that was 3 outs & it all was over. ASTONISHING QUALITY & A MIRACLE WIN. WELL WARRANTED. YES! YEAH! YES! YEAH! YES! 😎

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