Life… A Running Life…

Questions many, life asks me,
Images illusions so many I see.
Fantasy or reality, I know not,
Answers, they remain forgot.
Yet I keep running forward so,
A slow race is life, I now know.

Right paths, how does one know?
Is it found, or has it avoided me?
I wish time would slow now, so
My place once I can clearly see
No pains I suffer, can be forgot,
Am I right now, I still know not.

I want to succeed, can I or not?
Yet it is not the time to know.
Past memorable, future forgot,
Is this the way, often I ask me.
The road onward, hard to see,
Blind yet knowing, I travel so.

Few dreams challenge me, so
Give up on them, no I can not.
Lucid or wispy, it is I, who sees,
Desired or not, it is I, who knows,
Not just my thoughts, they’re me,
Even in jest, they aren’t forgotten.

Lessons life teaches, can I forget?
They’re my mistakes, isn’t it so?
Some flaws and perfections in me,
I’ve to choose to run with or not.
It’s not an option, that I do know,
Yet desires leave windows to see.

I’m running always, all can see,
Yet no one dear is ever forgotten,
Each face I see, each name I know,
Hold my hand, run with me so,
Some may be for life, others may not,
Yet only with them, I can be me.

So much still to see, yes this life is so,
Memories not forgot, friends forgot not,
Running I am, I know; but this is me.

OSI #105 – Running
Form of Choice: Sestina

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

44 thoughts on “Life… A Running Life…

  1. fantabulous poem.. I can actually relate very well with this piece of work 🙂 🙂 🙂 Lovely read after a long tiring and stressful day 🙂

  2. A wonderful poem about life and the questions of life, when one is at the crossroads of a new dimension of life sometimes it's hard to know which direction to take……we can only hope it is the right one.Loved the read, excellent.Yvonne:

  3. Such an introspective piece here Leo. You put to words what many of us think about in the quietness of our own thoughts. Life is about a lot of things important, but it seems so often all we do is run from one place to another.

  4. @Loch Rob:yeah, I realize its a common thought to many, and I'm glad I was able to put quill to words in a nice form! Life seems a race at times! 🙂

  5. We hurry, we hurry, we hurry. Where to we aren't sure but we hope for the best. There isn't time to stop for more directions. Hurry, hurry, hurry!This is an excellent rendition, Leo, for my OSI prompt, 'running.' Thank you…

  6. Leo, chanced upon your blog and amazed at how beautifully you weave words! Life's reality and questions put down so simply! Certainly would continue reading your works! AWESOME!- Sweetness

  7. @Andree:choices have always fascinated me too, just that which is right choice has always seemed difficult to decide..! 🙂 thanks for ur wonderful comment!

  8. I could only smile….:) Coz i could really relate to it…for every line you wrote…Life is just too much, too good…but we can never run away from what it can give us…so why not take life in simple and little strides till we reach the end of it? Till we reach what can satisfy us?I love your poem…

  9. All of us can truly relate to this poem..I feel sometimes we make a choice in life and other times life makes a choice for us..I don't know how far is it true..Loved reading it..

  10. @Amity: yeah.. life with so many choices na.. we dont know which is right or which to run toward/away from! 🙂 its soo difficult

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