How much is real, how much imagined?
I see a life as one great tangent.
Swayed by diamonds near and far
We stumble through this grand bazaar
– You clutch a jewel, it falls apart –
The fragments glazed in sullied gold
Reassemble, twist and fold,
Beget a better dream to chase
What value has time left to waste?
Inspired by what scares us most
We toss and turn, live and learn
Stake our claim on goods unearned,
Before some certain pain and strife
Unfolds, dumb fear will swell to life
A fearsome scourge to gauge foresight,
To pass one must abandon choice
So grant your inner will its voice
The road not taken irks no heart
Who has rare strength to make a start.
New associations, new determinations,
Your peace requires patience.