Order of Life
This narrative poem was written on June 29, 2001. It was the time when, like now, I was experiencing a major change in my life.
Order of Life
You keep running here and there;
You are not even chasing rainbows;
You run without a direction, you just spin 'round and 'round;
You fear your shadow;
It follows you wherever you are;
And so you run as fast as you can and as far can be;
You stumbled, collapsed then awaken only to continue running round' and 'round once more.
You run away again from your own shadow; wondering why it sticks with you
The one that you fear most.
You run to the broad light of day but you see nothing;
Except the monstrous shadow that the light creates;
You take shield in darkness for the shadow to disappear;
But the cold and chill paralyze your marrows;
Even your scream won't let out from your frozen throat;
Choked by the endless darkness in the night of your life.
The cares of life overwhelm you;
Anxiety grips your core;
Your mind is numbed and cloudy;
So you locked yourself into the darkest corner of your existence;
As you turn away from your truth; then you close your eyes in order to forget;
Oh feeble mind,
When will you come to terms with your self?
Don't you ever realize that the shadow has no essence and is powerless to destroy you?
Why are you hiding in that cloak and facade of retardation?
Shadows are there to announce the exact time of day;
And to urge you to move on to a sure destination.
Stop making them a monster;
Thus keeping you away from your unfolding truth;
Welcome the world of colors, shapes, clarity and natural beauty.
Stop running to and fro;
Think and be reasonable;What are your desires?
Know your self and start from there;
Accept your truth and let it unfold in its own phase;
Create the life you contemplate and focus on it;
Think on how you can achieve your dreams.
Look around and look good!
Look for the materials and tools to build your dream;
This world is in abundance to meet your every need. Just look and see;
Look up to your star;
Look up to the sun of your existence;
It gives you the brightest light that even the shadow cannot persist.
The energy from the sun makes everything possible for you; feel it, know it, embrace it;
The darkness is made for you to rest;
Sleep peacefully in the night;
And work joyfully during the day;
Only then could you have a balanced life;
If you follow the order that your life should be.