I thought I would share something I wrote about 5 years ago. I was at a turning point in my life and embarking upon a decision that ultimately brought me in this direction. I just ran across it and thought it really sums up who I am as a person. I hope you enjoy it and the accompanying poem.
Ninety Six, The year I graduated high school and the number of hours this cities inhabitants have used to try to unearth my firmly held, deeply rooted, feelings of self, justice, and humanity.
I am not a perfect person. I am always the first one to vocalize and admit to this one solid fact. My psyche is as strong and as flawed as anyone. My heart has felt the crushing blow of both the strongest love and the deepest hate. I have faith in my beliefs, yet I still believe in my faith. I have experienced the theory of relativity as well has trying to experience my relatives’ theories. I value the effects of Karma just as highly as any monetary sum. In my life, just as the song says “you’ve got to have friends to make the days last long.”
When my days end I know that I have exceeded my own expectations every time, I pray for there never to have a day in my calendar in which I stop; learning, laughing, loving, and living. As I believe, as long as we are remembered, we shall never die.
Timbers splinter and burn
These cold crystallized expressions
A friend, whose doors are closed
Truly inexplicable stone walling
This crabby nester, just like the other
The lion scratches and kicks
Is lost, always lost
No map to be provided
The concierge on his break
This roaming wanderer
Equipped for the journey
Follows his own path