Showing posts from January, 2018

the magic in the mundane

kids jump in puddles
like they're the best thing ever
finding magic in the mundane
as adults it's something
we need in our lives
things that remind us
of things we wish would go away
things like this incessant rain
aren't here to bring everyone down
this isn't the only weather
raining on someone's parade
as the relentless sun beats down
on the parched desert floor
someone wishes only for water and shade
I want to find a way
to enjoy this seemingly dismal day
venture out when the adult in me
just wants to stay in
venturing out the perfect way
to stop these bland-coloured walls
from making me feel like I'm going insane
helping me find
the magic in the mundane

living in a world of possibilities

journal in my lap
Maysa on the stereo
wondering what 2018 has in store
this much I know
that world of possibilities still exists
just like the dreams of youth
that have the power to take me everywhere
lately I've had feelings of guilt
creep back into my life
feelings of guilt for not being as busy
as society expects me to be
all this time I have to spend on me
don't always use that time wisely
there I go again feeling guilty as hell
you and I both know all too well
what a huge waste of time
those kinds of feelings can be
for I am worthy of all the blessings
life affords me
struggled for too long working all the time
nothing to show for it
back then I was caught in a cycle of feeling
that was my lot in life
most certainly back then at the end of the 20th century
pessimism had a serious hold on me
thought there wasn't much I could do about it
fortunately for me in the 21st century
I made the choice to be happy
whenever I felt overwhelmed by life
I knew everything would be o…