Today is World Poetry Day! Back in the days, I would spend time writing on my diary and trying to be a poet. I love words and enjoy sulking in their meaning. To celebrate this day, I went through my old blog site to search for past entries. I used to write a lot of free verse on my frustrations in life. To be honest, most of it made people depressed so I decided to shift.
Here is a free verse I wrote on August 4, 2012:
Standing in front of two eternities, sadness and happiness accompany me.
Trying to hold on to the dusts of yesterday, losing grip of what used to be.
Confused with the now as future is pounding at my door.
A bleak promise of tomorrow awaiting outside.
Fears and worries prevent me from moving further, for thoughts of you still linger. Time why do you change things?
Weak and weary but I will trudge on.
Now is my only possession, for the past is dead and tomorrow is unborn.
I sometimes I end up worrying too much about things that it temporarily freezes up my life. As humans the idea of not knowing everything always bothered us. The fear of not being totally in control of our life is an ongoing disease. Sometimes I resort to emotional eating or running. Oftentimes, I run away from uncertainty. After accepting the fact that the unknown will never stop bothering me , I confronted it and welcomed reality.
Having peace within one’s self is never easy. As social beings, we tend to use others or things to solve problems. It takes a lot of strength to fight our own demons and as you might all know, there is nothing more debilitating than self-doubt.
Fear is one of man’s formidable enemies. We do a lot of things that tend to be destructive to ourselves, to others and to relationships. You should not let a shadow consume your entire life. Decide to be positive and pro-active. I chose to do the same. We are all given the opportunity and time to make the best out of our lives.
The most freeing thing you can do for yourself is to hold on to your own abilitie. Believe in your capabilities and know that things happen for the better if you will it.
Do you have these moments too? How do you get over them?