It’s Time

The Persistence of Memory, by Salvador Dali (By Image taken from About.com, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20132344)

The Persistence of Memory, by
Salvador Dali (By Image taken from About.com, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20132344)

There has been time

for selecting, collecting, erecting, and protecting.

There’s more, always more,

but the pleasure in things has decayed over the years,

an expensive wine turned to vinegar.

 

Trophies gather dust on a shelf,

relics of a time with no responsibilities, and abundant possibilities.

Memories of a place fondly remembered

can be transformed by regret into tombstones

that mark the passing of dreams.

 

The time has come

to mock maturity, abandon surety, embrace the lack of security.

To discover the wealth in life that has lain hidden

during the futile search for safe satisfactions.

To leave comfortable interiors for the curiosity of the outside world.

 

 

In time, the future will reveal

how close ambition comes to the ideal.

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One thought on “It’s Time

  1. Yes! When you, like me (at my age) see how fast the passage of the years have gone you have to reflect very deeply on the truth of what you have written. The time is now to have ambition and to ensure that that ambition makes a difference not just to personal life in the NOW but for the future of others beyond our time.

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