Saturday, December 28, 2013

Later

You speak of dreams you had as a boy.
Why not pursue them, I ask.
You have responsibilities, you say.
You'll catch up with your dreams later.

Why don't you do something for yourself
Your life is spent in work
You'll do all that someday
When you retire, later.

Then a day comes, when it is too late.
Images flash before you-
Not those of the life you lived,
But of the one you didn't.

I come visit your grave after the funeral
To talk to you after all these years.
Until I realize that you had stopped existing.
I had always thought we would catch up later...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Strangers


What a wonderful thing it is!
When strangers become friends,
And you can talk to them so effortlessly
As if you've known them forever.

What a terrible thing however,
When friends become strangers,
And you walk on by, without saying hi,
You just don't know what to say anymore.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

According to Plan

When the plans you make go to waste
When you work so hard only to fail
Think of that time
When it rained on your parade
And you chose to dance in the raindrops instead

When things don't go your way
Remember that tomorrow's another day
And consider this-
If everything always went according to plan
Surprises would never exist!

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Worry

A parasitic worm
It enters your brain
Through your ears

Whispering hateful words
"What if you're not good enough?"
"What if you fail?"

It feeds on your fears
And the words of "Others"
It gets bigger and bigger

Whispering vile words
"What if you're missing out?"
"What if you chose poorly?"

It burrows through your mind
Gnawing at your brain cells
Eating away at your imagination

Whispering evil words
"What if all goes wrong?"
"What if no-one cares?"

Total domination
Now it's time to spread further
None shall be spared