Monday, September 8, 2008

Why do we not fly?

When we were younger
everything seems like forever.
But as we grow older
we know that nothing stays the same.
We long for the past,
of the days when we were naive,
and all the world's a carnival
and life is but a dream.
Sometimes we yearn for the forgotten
aching for the love that is lost...
we spend so much time trying
to retrieve and retract
and we forget the present.
We forget the people around us
instead we remember those
who are gone.
We keep hoping to go back
to the days of our youth
to find that something
that we missed.
We loath the thought of
impermanence,
but we don't realize
that it is because of that
we have new tomorrows ahead.
Everyday as we rise
we hang on to something
that isn't there anymore.
We lie to ourselves about
what used to be
when what is, is even more important.
While both our hands
are clutching to the chains
we still ask ourselves why
our lives are like stagnant water
that flows no where
and stays the same.
We refuse to read the signs,
we ignore the words of wisdom,
we avade the answers to the questions
we have been asking for a long time.
We just can't let go,
but we still reach out to the stars
while drowning ourselves
with the only thing we know...
fear of the tomorrow,
but we still won't let go.

2 comments:

Alexander M Zoltai said...

Again, the Evocative Ambiguity--the ephemeral capacitor of Life.

This:

"We loath the thought of
impermanence,
but we don't realize
that it is because of that
we have new tomorrows ahead."

is fantastic !

~ Alex from Our Evolution

Julya said...

Wow, you can really read between the lines ... thanks for the comments