Illness. Relentless, debilitating sickness that cripples us when our lives in times of success. How is this so? Why does it happen? When everything seems to be going right life seems to understand this and throws a spanner into the finely tuned mechanics of the car driving our lives. The flu, gastritis or even a broken arm, they determine our course of action in the immediate future; they break the routine and change our plans. Continue reading
Life as we know it stretching far and wide;
across the blue expanse, bridging the great divide;
over countless years and countless tides;
here we are, with many do we reside.
Clumsiness; that moment of chaos that reminds us that we are not perfect in our rose-tinted world.
Squinting eyes grow wide and open;
soon a wide smile matches the silence broken;
in joyous youth the melody sings;
as the warmth grows like early spring;
such presence in innocence with no words spoken.
It all starts so simply; a careless word, a casual comment, a trigger.
It builds and slowly gathers fuel;
festering and seeping into every corner of their lives.
Conversations become poisonous with an edge so delicate the balance itself cuts and bleeds.
With the life I live I see more borders containing people than zoos keeping animals.
I see people thriving on each side as I walk by, unable to reach out;
Unable to connect.
The light filters down through the branches.
Decades, Centuries, Millenia of history before me.
Such wisdom, such strength!
All supporting, ever-reaching.
Growing slowly, inconsistently, but still progressing.
It is the past.
And I am just a small branch.