Poem, Sober Reality by Mark Tulin

The sober reality came to me in a dream like all

important thoughts.

My good friend’s life on earth was disappointing.

She tried to achieve things

that she had a passion for.

She would get close

but never quite there.

Whether her confused mind got in the way,

or her choice of pursuit was wrong,

it was never meant to be.

She was destined,

I’m sorry to say,

for an ending

that was melancholy. 

I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

28 comments on “Poem, Sober Reality by Mark Tulin

  1. sweet words… interesting

  2. i enjoyed your word choices, well done……..

  3. We have all seen this happen in our lives, to someone close us, your words touch the souls of those we’ve lost .

  4. Story of my life, Mark… and well put…

  5. Hello Mark, I enjoye that poem. I included you in my little list of nominations for Sunshine Blogger Award. No pressure, if you feel like doing it and have the time to anmswer some or all of the questions.

  6. I feel like you wrote about my life here; I wonder how many artist’s feel this way? Great poem, Mark!

  7. Oh dear…that is a sad way to find oneself in the latter years. Not enough stones turned is why I think that happens and not enough going out onto the end of that skinny limb in search of a dream. I have always vowed I will not end up in the elders home saying :”If only I had…..” Nice post Mark.

    • Good take on the poem, Anne. Not going out on the limb or failing to look under a few more stones might keep us from reaching our dreams. It sounds like you have a lot of heart or chutzpah as my grandmother would say.

  8. Really great post, My Friend!

  9. Beautifully nostalgic Poe try

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