Flashback Friday Poetry: A Warning for the Melancholy

pail melancholy monkeys
passing through time
wander aimlessly through nothing
analyzing their minds

they find a reason for being
and think of nothing else
if they find no motivation
some may kill themselves

some may think
if they have no purpose
it’s too scary to live
if life is worthless

the point to this story
is to warn all who may hear
live for the moment
don’t live in fear

Early poetry from James. From the poetry collection Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry.