Must be fun taking shortcuts
To being who you wish
Society would see you as;
Being highly impressionable
Like a dead fish, swaying where
The strongest current takes you;
Susceptible to societal pitfalls
A slave to peoples’ perceptions.
First line = sarcasm
But I know the addiction
Of wanting to be number one
Feels worth it
When you’re at the “bottom”
But where is the bottom?
There is none
Unless you allow yourself
That there is one.
There is no-one better
Or worse than you
Unless you’re not sure of yourself
And feel you need to prove
Something to yourself
Or others, but why?
Why exert all that energy
Instead of re-directing it all
– Original-Dante ©2016
Photograph by: Northstar76
21 Replies to “Start Living.”
It is strange, I ain’t it? That desire…and how natural it feels as we slip into it.
Exactly…the transition is so seamless, we only realize when its too late.
I absolutely love this! YES!!! Great work.
Thank you my friend 🙂
“A slave to peoples’ perceptions” Sigh. Nicely said.
Thank you Sheryl 🙂
A motivating as well as a real poem…. Such a great piece of work…
Thank you very much 🙂
There is no bottom…this has honestly shifted my perspective on there I am in life. I often feel like I’m not on the level that I should be at this point in my life – but if there is no level…then I’m just fine. Right?
Indeed Jo…levels are a subject of the mind, we should focus on living our lives and everything else will take care of itself…
I’m always happy to help 🙂
Marvelous! and so very true. so many people try to reach the heights without taking time to enjoy the journey scaling the mountain.
Indeed…and in the process they lose themselves to the idea of being at the top that it becomes all they know about themselves as opposed to who they REALLY are…i’m glad you liked it 🙂
A Tale we hear repeated time and again through celebrities
When you put it all into perspective…being at the “top” doesn’t sound all that nice huh lol
The View from the Mountain is Breathtaking, When you have a Foundation to Stand Upon 😉
Agreed! 🙂 🙂 🙂