The Goal

I Can’t Leave my House
Or Answer the Phone
I’m Going Down Again
But I’m Not Alone

Settling at Last
Accounts of the Soul
This for the Trash
That Paid in Full

As for the Fall
It Began Long Ago
Can’t Stop the Rain
Can’t Stop the Snow

I Sit in my Chair
I Look at the Street
The Neighbor Returns
My Smile of Defeat

I Move with the Leaves
I Shine with the Chrome
I’m Almost Alive
I’m Almost at Home

No One to Follow
And Nothing to Teach
Except that the Goal
Falls Short of the Reach

~ Leonard Cohen

Images: We Heart It

6 responses

  1. 😦 😦 This one made me a little sad…. now I need to find something uplifting…thanks a lot! Love you my beautiful friend!

    Liked by 1 person

    November 25, 2019 at 7:52 AM

    • Made me a little sad, too… send over whatever uplifting thing you found!


      November 25, 2019 at 3:38 PM

  2. Heliophile's diary

    Such a beautiful lines

    Liked by 1 person

    November 25, 2019 at 8:01 AM

  3. Uplifting thought……., a helium balloon!!! ❄⛄❄

    Liked by 1 person

    December 1, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    • So uplifting that it has escaped my reach… there it goes… off into the sunset…


      December 1, 2019 at 12:46 PM

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