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This poem is about our lives and the changes we go through, moving from childhood into adulthood. As we go through life, doing our best to fit into a society, I feel that, there is an underlying need for a reason for our existence, and our belief of our unquestionable superiority over the rest of the species on this planet. There is a desire to distance ourselves and try and explain our purpose here on earth. And time inevitably moves on, no matter what.


Distant memories.
Future fantasies.
What's behind us
once was in front.
Blind, past the horizon,
things there the eyes can't focus on.

Lessons learnt
in the transition from youth.
Innocent ideology and adversity
make way for reality.
Belief into truth,
uncertainty to understanding.

Angst forgotten,
maturity and conformity,
scholar, then worker,
lifelong responsibility.

Physical. Mental. Spiritual.
Explanations for existence.
Insecure merely.
Insular really.

The question,
why are we here?
Something to fear -
man an animal.
Surely there must be a purpose?
Today is yesterday is tomorrow.
Chaos rules, not destiny.
We can be free,
but fear of the unknown
forces us not to be.
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The words spoke me like I would the words,so strong,so true.

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