There is no escape except to fuller life.
Sleep does not shut off the ideas, sensations and thoughts
Of worlds within and worlds without.
Death does not do it - - - -though' in death
a long sleep sometimes comes.
And suicide is worst escape of all - - -
The soul remains a mess of cowardice.
The will-power (when alive)
Cannot entirely shut out haunting thoughts:
Though a self-imposed apathy, lethargy,
Or even a kind of dementia
May dull the mind to false security - - -pro tem.
But LIFE - - -escape to Fuller Life
Is, after all, the only real way.
For the immortal germplasm of YOU
Goes on and on expressing Life and more Life
No matter what the efforts made to kill it.
This thing I know! 'Tis better then to face
The issue straight and clear!
To take experience direct, than wait - -
And in retreat think to escape thy fate.
Thy fate, man? 'Tis but coming more awake!
by The Violet