The human ability to explore the world, educate one's self, stretch one's perception and boundaries of security and comfort should be embraced as well as the emerging visceral feelings and emotions stemming from such experiences.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Shaking Yesterday

3/4/05

Tied to the tales of antiquity
That is where we find ourselves
The future sprawled out before us
Seize each day or watch ineptly
True, there are the passive, the aggressive
The embodiment of faith, the faithless
Embrace your truth because
As those pray to leave this world
Too many are praying to see tomorrow

2 comments:

fbg said...

i can't say I understand it fully, but I like it. It's got permanence, impermanence, recurrence of history, free will, truth, and desire.

And, it makes me think of the poems I wrote a long time ago. I don't know if I'll post any.

Andy G said...

Thanks.

It's interesting. I don't think I would share these in any other format. It's easy to post them and not deliver them to anyone directly. Maybe someone will read them and maybe they won't. I don't feel as vulnerable as I would if I read or gave them to somebody.

I am in the process of moving and came across a couple journals. I had a number of poems, prose, and other things written.

I'm not exactly sure what mindset I was in when wriitng this one, but I was thinking about how history, most specifically that of our lives or family, set a tone or framework even for how we approach our lives and look at our futures. When it comes down to it, how much of what we know to be true about ourselves, those aorund us, and the world we live in is defined by perception. In that aspect, how universal can any one truth be? So embrace your own because that's all most of us have.

That, in addition to what you picked out, are the core of this, but the others might see a different message behind it, and that's cool too.

To be honest, I'm not sure most of the stuff I wrote is any good, but they have some meaning to me and give some insight as to what kinds of things were heavy on my mind at different points in my life.