Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tick-Tock

I confess to the crime.
It was me, I killed time!
As surely as I stabbed him with a knife
I. Killed. Time.

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock

And I've been sentenced to life
In the prison of stress and regret.
(My punishment for murder
By the weapon of procrastination.)

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock

For he who kills time
Brings upon him a deadly curse.
Chronos will have his revenge-
Father time does not forgive.

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock

I am now doomed
To be haunted forever
Chasing the ghost of lost time.
I'll never catch up.

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Stormy Brain

You've heard of a storm in a teacup
But never a storm in a head
You have seen it however
Everyone has
The brain that goes on, the mind that won't quit
Moving like a whirlwind
Trying to do the impossible
Stretching time so thin you fear it might break
Travelling at the speed of light
Trying to make it stop still
You wonder how they do it, and why
But then you'll see them again
On a rare occasion
At peace after a stormy day
And you will know why
You will envy them
For they'll look like they've found the meaning of life
But the next day will begin the same way as the last
And they will once again be going too fast


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Uncontainable

Your eyes sparkle with excitement,
An uncontainable smile on your lips.
So eager to share with the world
The joy of what you love most.

How wonderful it must be!
To feel a passion so strong.
And to know your calling.
Most can only dream.

Monday, November 04, 2013

The voice of insecurity


Do you ever feel left out-
like you don't belong anywhere,
and you never will?

Ever worry that you might
be forcing your company
on people who don't want it?

Do you feel like you're missing out?
That surely everyone in the world
is having more fun than you are?

Are you afraid that
nobody would even notice
if you stopped existing?

And that perhaps the world would be better off...

Or is it just me?

Curiosity is...

The need to know,
To question Why,
And to discover How.
To never be satisfied.

It is the answer to ignorance,
The spark that ignites genius,
And the oxygen that keeps it burning
Like the flames of a thirst unquenchable.


Note: It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. Then curiosity, to me, is the mother of all discovery. The one common thread among scientists is that they keep alive their child-like curiosity. All children are born curious, but if they don't get answers, they soon stop asking questions. And this is the real tragedy of growing up.

Masks

I wake up and look at the mirror
And find the real me staring back.
"It's been a long time since we met.
You too have fallen for the act."
It is true I realize.

Perhaps one day I shall be brave enough
To let the world see me
And not what I want them to see,
Nor what they want me to be.
And I won't be scared anymore.

But it is not this day.
Today I don my mask,
Fake a smile, put on an act,
And turn to face the audience again.
It's just easier this way.


Note: Yes, the line "But it is not this day" is indeed a reference to Aragorn's speech from the movie The Return of the King.