“The Existential Attitude”

Paranoia, paranoia, echoes in the wind,

paranoia, paranoia, visits like an old friend,

gently knocking, always knocking ’till you let him in.

Paranoia, paranoia, are you even real?

I wish you’d go away.

My thoughts are mine, my thoughts are mine!

Or so I thought.

 

My thoughts are mine, my thoughts are mine!

Or so I think,

here time is on the brink,

the more I think, the more I sink

so I think its time.

My thoughts are mine, my thoughts are mine!

Or so I thought.

 

Now in their place sits an empty space,

an empty space!

Once my thought place;

thoughts in space, thoughts in space!

My thoughts are mine, my thoughts are mine!

Or so I thought.

 

Then anxiety pleads its case,

takes up rent and begins to debase;

Me, ME! Singing, “We’ve won our case,

we’ve won our case,

His thoughts are out of place!”

No! My thoughts are mine, my thoughts are mine!

Or so I thought.

 

And what I’ve thought, what I’ve thought!

Has wrought a war, a war I’ve wrought!

With my thoughts of war!

For my thoughts, I have fought!

My thoughts are mine, my thoughts are mine!

Or so… I thought.

 

Ron Bergquist

Jan, 7th, 2017, #3

Ass.u.me

I was there

                   I sat

In the class room.

                    I’ve studied

the issue at hand.

                     I apply

what I know through process

                      everyday.

How is it then

                      you can dare

tell me how easy

                       “it is”,

How you can imply

                          that I simply must try

when I’m doing just that.

Sorry mom and dad,

                             times have changed.

Sorry my old friends;

                              I was there.

I know the only the only easy issue,

                               is how easily

we under estimate life.

                               I’m tired of assumptions.

Ron Bergquist

Jan 6th, 2017

I – den-tify

I’ve cherished

                           Small

simple mo-

                    -ments

of the best

                    of life

Prayed when

                        lost,

found the answer

to my

           plight

I could say

                    I

Know the meaning

to my life.

                  Yet

still struggle with some

               Mysteries

Such as

                Why

I do not

                 know

my own

               birth parents.

Ron Bergquist

Jan, 3rd 2017