Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010 - Shades



Shades


You've drawn your curtains
And pulled your shades
Turned all your lights down low
Wishing after yesterday
Wondering where'd it go

You get on stage and take a bow
As you recall your youth
When everything was new to you
And dreams could still come true

Those were the days you can't forget
The world belonged to you
As you looked down from the clouds
And enjoyed the view

Challenges you took up quick
You stuck by your guns
'Til you grew tired of it all
And began to run

The beliefs branded in your heart
Were burned inside so deep
And you'd not go down without a fight
Your beliefs you meant to keep

Remove the shades from your eyes
Throw caution to the wind
All your curtains open wide
Turn your lights up once again

Stop wishing after yesterday
You've only grown older
What you were, you still are
Just wiser and much bolder

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

5 comments:

nothingprofound said...

Yes, no clinging to an idealized past. The here and now is just as beautiful.

Jonie said...

Love it, so wise! Bless you!

phyllis said...

Wisdom-- we idealize the past ; forgetting that it really wasn't all that great ; we have today , and hopes for tomorrow-

Zuzanna Musial said...

Newa, beautifully etched words in your poem! Thank you for sharing your talent in writing ~ Zuzanna

Timeless said...

Live for today and cherish yesterdays precious memories, tomorrow is another day. Lovely words Neva:))