Knack

He said, " My many years have taught me this:
Catastrophe appears as falling sky,
but often morphs and peters into piss..
Men pass whole lives out-stepping the bad guy.
They work this trick by drawing on a strong
core song whose lyric greets that baddie's slam
with fire, 'I've seen your act, it won't be long
that I'll catch on and smash this hokey jam!'
Now this is not to say that loss and pain
won't take its toll in broken bones and dreams.
Nor love on rocks, that wrecks the daylight brain,
fating the gentle heart to frenzied screams.
Enlightened will endures where all else fails--
a knack hard learned, worth many holy grails. "