Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Music came alive and rejoice in the hearth
Where were you when I intended to silence my voice?
Or were you always there to dampen the other voice?
Were you my companion in boredom?
Were you the one who plastered a smile over my misery?
Were you the one who walked with me so I wouldn’t fall
Were you the one who loved and hugged my all
You seem an old acquaintance, yet I don’t remember seeing you ever
We’d probably just brush our arms in the crowd
We’d probably acknowledge each other in the elevator
Yet I wouldn’t know who you were, but this is what I have to say
I never want leave you thankless
I never want the sun to come down on your face
You bring cheer, joy and light that precious candle
The light of hope that brings with it the zeal of life
Good-bye ol’d dear stranger
Whose identity was never revealed
All I saw were the footprints in the sand
Yet I am as far from the ocean as can be
I set out with a vision bright
My head held high, legs rapidly astride
Nothing escaped me, nothing failed to cheer
The green foliage, the wet earth, the cool breeze
Sending me a reminder that the universe was with me
That I was a part of them and they were a part of me
That I would survive and prosper just like
An old ancestor of theirs did.
Along the way, I saw many faces
Some gay, some tired, some anxious, some excited
Some of the faces joined in my smiles
We paced ourselves together animatedly
A journey we called friendship
But then sometimes we would have to split
So that we could meet again at another turn
And what a surprise it would be,
To meet them where the twain roads met!
I kept walking, I wanted to explore
I was curious, how could one tiny cell
Bring so much beauty to the world?
It could rule a body, a mind, a soul
And it was just a nucleus and some fluid walling it off
I didn’t mind come rain, come shine
I would keep walking alone or together
Until the end of time
I kept walking until the landscape changed
I had never looked back until I came here
And now when I did, I found myself
In a vast endless desert
Far removed from where, I could
Reach out to someone
Isolated, tired, in desolation
I trudged along with trepidation
In the hope that I would find an oasis
I was petrified of that scorpion sting
The heat of the sun was scorching
The sand was angry, hostile to me
And then all I remember is a feeling of bile and
A black vision in front of my eyes
I had set out with a vision so bright
That wouldn’t dim in the light
But I cheated myself
For I shouldn’t have dreamt
Of seeing the world
When I knew
I was blind.