Dusty Tomes


Dusty Tomes in the Annals of Time

My life is an open book filling up with stories,

And as my life unfolds, I wait with anticipation,

Eager to see what each new chapter brings,

At the beginning, the plot and characters were simple and exciting,

Taking off in unforeseen direction,

Letting me develop as the main character in my book,

Sometimes I look back to see where I misread or was misled,

Caught in a mishmash, a tangled web of doubts and misdeeds,

It is then that I discover where my path lies,

Albeit twisted and overgrown with snares and woes,

Oh, but what a challenge to stay true to my character,

And to the whims of the Author,

Oh, but for a few more chapters,

Or for a sequel so that the protagonist can get his act together,

Because this book is rapidly coming to a close,

And the conflicts yet to be resolved,

My hopes are almost gone,

But the end will come just the same,

And I will be put upon the shelf,

Making room for the new fresh faces,

Ready for the bestseller’s list,

Legends in their own minds,

Until they, too, become dusty and worn,

Perused and abused, dull and unappealing,

Placing their spine alongside mine and the countless others,

Who have gone before,

Dusty tomes in the annals of time.

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    1. If I can get you to clap, then I’m gaining ground. Thank you for this praise although I’m not trying to impress, just entertain.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

      1. The whole living with dying thing is interesting. When we finally face it, life looks a whole lot different … and, surprisingly, not as bad as one might think. Not so depressing. And I think in your way, you illustrate that well here. We can all just relax and go with the flow ….

        Am reading a book by the Dalai Lama on dying well and it’s interesting how reading the philosphy of a another religion and culture can give new perspective on the religion and culture in which one is raised.

        There’s also a fine documentary on hulu which gives an overview of the damage we do because we don’t face up.
        http://www.hulu.com/watch/173530/flight-from-death-the-quest-for-immortality … in case it’s of interest.

        Anyway, kudos to you for facing up to the reality, dealing with it appropriately, and sharing …

        Poem on, my friend.

      2. Thank you, Jamie. I thought that poem was already forgotten. Thanks for breathing a little more ife into it. Reading about other cultures and religions does bring new perspectives. I always thought I could learn more by discovering what I didn’t know.

        May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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