"....have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just wondering...

If you weren’t here today
Breaking bread; making toast
Where else would you be?
Raking head; crossing coasts

If you weren’t this old
Crossing legs; dreadful boasts
How young were you?
Drinking pegs; thinking ghosts

If you hadn’t failed
Making faces; shedding tears
How would you recognize success?
Taking paces; gulping beers

If this path you hadn’t taken
Pleasing people; forcing smiles
Would you have followed your heart’s desire?
Chasing tweeple; making piles

If you had never broken up
Being nice; breaking hearts
Would you know true love?
Much more wise; playing the right parts

If you weren’t slogging night and day
Pulling socks; tying ties
Would you be bungee jumping?
Over rocks; tasting pies

If you were not earning just this much
Listening Shakira; dreaming big
Would you be a millionaire?
Drowning tequilas; taking digs

If you weren’t moonstruck
Singing songs; moaning wrongs
Would you be starstruck?
Earning dollars; lifting collars

If you had lived a perfect life
Racing cars; raking galleons
Will you have ever learnt?
Braving scars, life’s true medallions?


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