FAIR AND UNFAIR
The beautiful is fair. The just is fair.
Yet one is commonplace and one is rare,
One everywhere, one scarcely anywhere.
So fair unfair a world. Had we the wit
To use the surplus for the deficit,
We'd make a fairer fairer world of it.
Robert Francis, 1901 - 1987
American Poet from Pennsylvania & Massachusetts
. . . which in turn reminded me of these short poems by artistic guru and King of StoryPeople Brian Andreas:
They left me
with your shadow,
saying things like
Life is not fair
& I believed them
for a long time.
the way you laughed
& the heat
of your hand
& I knew that
life is more fair
than we can
if we are there to live it
It also seems to work with the word lucky, as in "life is more lucky than we can ever imagine if we are there to live it."
As Ben Folds sings, "I am the luckiest."
And of course, Jason Mraz:
"Lucky to have been where I have been . . .
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed . . . "
Not to mention Love & Justice
Now, back to StoryPeople:
There's only your time & then there's not-your-time, he said.
All the rest is made up to keep you busy.
I'm not sure how it's going to turn out,
except I'll die in the end, she said.
So, really, what could go wrong?