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The Wilderness

In my time of understanding
I’ve seen many failings
they’ve been death to life
and have cursed the wild things within me
I have roamed amongst them and they’ve known me not
yet I have joined in the hunt and it has brought me low
I harrow from deep within and have spilt much blood

I have toiled in fertile fields and seen them barren
a reckoning has parched my soil to dust whence I came
I long for healing rain so I may stand beneath
renew my growing and my soil reclaim

I have reached out to the universe and it has shown
me silence

I have pled my case before man
and witnessed only a prevaricator’s judgment
as  holy creed

in my time of understanding
I know not whence wisdom comes

I sought it in the dark places that showed me
only delirium without meaning

I sought it in places aflame with prurience
and have seen the longing empty flesh
and theft of beauty

I sought it in the things which move men to covet
and have seen their hunger rending

I sought it in the powers and movements of the day
and have seen consuming baseness
without equal

I sought it in the wounded
and have seen only the bitterness of blame
with no communion of souls

I sought it within mine own spirit
only to haunt
the ruins of its wilderness

where can I seek to find this knowing?

in my time of understanding
I need only this guidance
and I will forsake all careless abandon
cast down my wants and attend



Written by Scott Schoffstall
©  February 12, 2011
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Poetic Sojourn


I AM not here

I am
not here
I do not appear
I do not exist
my will is to twist
I’m not participating
in your degenerating
game of chance
of circumstance
I do not include
with ones who allude

amongst  deceivers
the daydream weavers
illusion perceivers
virtue stealers
part time healers
full time crime
stalkers of rhyme
aren’t worth a dime
to take up my time

the ones that wail
to lift the veil
of society’s pale
then take them in
and feed their sin
again it begins
again and again
decedent of Cain
continue the course
rapacity enforce
that old Trojan horse

I do not seek
eternally bleak
lovers of night
making dark light
then coming down
when it comes around
ad nauseam brood
in pity exude
yet still curse the light
because it’s too bright
it fills them with fright
so they’re back to the night

I want to be free
of all that I see
but it’s become me
as much as I try
my wish is to die
I do not want this
but cannot resist



Written by Scott Schoffstall
©  February 05, 2011
all rights reserved
Poetic Sojourn

So What?

So What?

what you telling me?

you be felon see

what’s it gonna be?

you see the meaning in the rhyme?

you wasting my time?

distract me

interact w/me

counterattack me

don’t be slack w/me

I want your best

not like the rest

you uninspired?

feeling wired?

wanna be it?

don’t give me no shit

I seen what you say

don’t have to be this way

show me something new

no matter taboo

but it better be you

it’s what I desire

mind back in the fire


you can compete

try looking in deep

I come for magic not sleep



written by Scott Schoffstall
© January 12, 2011
all rights reserved
Poetic Sojourn