Growing up, I struggled greatly with writing. I found it difficult to translate my thoughts into written text- too much of a perfectionist. Poetry was my solution; it came easily to me. I’ve found that I still tend to turn to poetry to express my deeper thoughts. With all insecurities aside, I present this short poem about life’s milestones and living in the moment.
Listening to people’s reactions about my plans to travel has been thought provoking. Why do people often spend their life, waiting for their life to start? They hold tightly to their subconscious belief that “when they grow up” all their dreams will come true. They’re only wasting the time they could use to achieve them. Please, whatever you want to do, do it now!
Driver’s license – Diploma
College – Career
Marriage – Kids
They say happiness is just around the corner
So you run through life, searching for what’s next.
You think about where you’ll go, not how you’ll get there.
You’ll finally get to enjoy yourself at last!
So you’re settling, but only in the meantime.
It’s not good, but it’s also not that bad.
I’m sure true happiness is almost yours now.
Perhaps your next big milestone is where it’s to be had.
Maybe you’ll be happy when you get that big promotion.
Or when your lover gets down on one knee.
When you finally get to see all your grandkids
all together at your retirement party.
So you’ll sprint, full speed toward tomorrow
Only just passing through today
But don’t forget that your life’s last milestone
will be the big carved stone that sits upon your grave