NOT THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

whitechapelwitch:

 

NOT THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

This is not the famous Yellow Brick Road

that will lead you to fantasies.

This is the road of reality

that will lead you to your future.

This road is determined by your life choices.

It is created by you and for you.

Do you still want to travel this road?

Be careful of its twists and turns.

It’s a ride of a lifetime.

 

A BALANCING ACT

 

Torn between two lives.

Between what you want

And what others want of you.

A tough balancing act.

Full of uncertainty.

How do you walk the fine line?

Can you please everyone?

No.

You can’t.

You must please yourself first.

Balance carefully.

And balance wisely.

WASH AWAY MY PAIN AND SORROW

Please wash away my sorrow and pain.
Let it flow down the streets with the rain.
Dissolved in torrents of despair and sadness,
Joining others on its way past the madness.

The ocean may take it far away,
To places we cannot even say.
Where no one recognizes its sting
Or knows the infliction it can bring.

Let the rain grow harder with its might,
Becoming hail on this fateful night.
I want to be free of all traces
Of unwanted feelings and faces.

My body grows cold from the rain.
It stands clean and free from the pain.
Shivers create a path down my spine,
As I wait in the dark woods of pine.

I hold my head high to the wet spray.
It becomes a mist of blue and grey.
The faucet has turned off for the night,
Leaving me feeling clean and so right.

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS — CONCLUSION

I’m standing in a thick darkness.
Where I am
I don’t know.
Maybe in a dream.
Or in a nightmare.
Ahead I see two scenes.
Two choices.

I can follow the sounds of the surf
and join the man swimming in the ocean.
An ocean filled with strong waves.
I can smell the salty air
and hear the pounding waves.
Or I can follow the path of flowers
and walk through the colorful archways.
The sweet smell entices me,
drawing me in.

What to do?
Is one choice better than the other?
The ocean can be exciting but also dangerous.
The path of flowers could be pretty but boring.
What should I do?
What would you do?

If I don’t wake up soon,
I will have to make a choice.
I close my eyes.
I open them.
I’m still here.
I’ll go with the safe choice,
since I’m a no risk person.
I’ll leave the adventure to someone else.

The flowers smell so sweet.
The sun shines above.
I can hear birds again.
Will I see my white bird?
Oh yes.
There it is.
Flying above me.
Did I make the right choice?

Oh, look.
I’m back home.
Where I started from.
I guess I made the correct choice.
The correct choice for me.
 
 

HARD CHOICES

Hard choices.

Which one to choose?

Both lead to darkness

and despair.

Some decisions don’t

offer happy endings.

But we are forced to choose.

Which one?

What to do?

Such is life.

Close your eyes and pick one.

Happy trails.

A SECRET PLACE

A secret place.

A place to hide.

To call your own.

Far from the madding crowd.

To think.

Perhaps to dream.

Of better times.

Of better lives.

Of choices.

Important decisions.

To escape.

Into the darkness.

Of your own mind.

And be you.

WHO AM I?

Who am I?

Who was I?

A man.

A woman.

A doctor.

A soldier.

Maybe a murderer.

Does it matter?

Does it matter anymore?

We all end up the same.

Underground.

Buried.

We end up as skeletons.

But it is how we are

remembered

that matters.

Our memory lingers on.

Remembered as a

doctor,

soldier,

or murderer.

It’s your choice.

FALLING OFF THE EDGE

FALLING OFF THE EDGE

<br /> Faroe Islands</p> <p>Do you ever feel like you’re standing<br /> at the edge of a precipice?<br /> One wrong move and you could<br /> be falling to your death.<br /> Life could be over for you<br /> in a split second.<br /> One wrong move and<br /> everything changes forever.<br /> We only get one life to live.<br /> Make the right choices.
<br /> Faroe Islands</p> <p>Do you ever feel like you’re standing<br /> at the edge of a precipice?<br /> One wrong move and you could<br /> be falling to your death.<br /> Life could be over for you<br /> in a split second.<br /> One wrong move and<br /> everything changes forever.<br /> We only get one life to live.<br /> Make the right choices.
<br /> Faroe Islands</p> <p>Do you ever feel like you’re standing<br /> at the edge of a precipice?<br /> One wrong move and you could<br /> be falling to your death.<br /> Life could be over for you<br /> in a split second.<br /> One wrong move and<br /> everything changes forever.<br /> We only get one life to live.<br /> Make the right choices.
<br /> Faroe Islands</p> <p>Do you ever feel like you’re standing<br /> at the edge of a precipice?<br /> One wrong move and you could<br /> be falling to your death.<br /> Life could be over for you<br /> in a split second.<br /> One wrong move and<br /> everything changes forever.<br /> We only get one life to live.<br /> Make the right choices.

Faroe Islands

Do you ever feel like you’re standing

at the edge of a precipice?

One wrong move and you could

be falling to your death.

Life could be over for you

in a split second.

One wrong move and

everything changes forever.

We only get one life to live.

Make the right choices.

ofolodza:</p> <p>Stairway to the sea.<br /> Life is delicate.<br /> Life is full of choices.<br /> One bad choice and one<br /> can be falling into the ocean<br /> without a life jacket.<br /> Choose wisely.</p> <p>

ofolodza:

Stairway to the sea.

 

Life is delicate.

Life is full of choices.

One bad choice and one

can be falling into the ocean

without a life jacket.

Choose wisely.

LIFE’S LONG JOURNEY

LIFE’S JOURNEY

Life’s journey may be long and dark,<br /> but we must take it to grow and learn.<br /> At journey’s end, we will see that is was all worth it.

Life’s journey may be long and dark,

but we must take it to grow and learn.

At journey’s end, we will see that is was all worth it.

  • What are we made of?<br /> Are we just pieces put to together?<br /> Are we the sum of our parts?<br /> Or are we something more?<br /> Do we serve a purpose?<br /> These are difficult questions,<br /> but I believe that we have been<br /> placed on earth for a purpose.<br /> We live our lives with ups and downs,<br /> but we learn important lessons along the way.<br /> If we learn correctly, then we will have<br /> something useful to offer the rest of mankind.<br /> It is sad but true, that many people don’t learn<br /> much during their lives.<br /> But they only live to serve themselves.<br /> If we ignore these useless beings, then there is much<br /> good and beauty to be found in this world.

What are we made of?

Are we just pieces put to together?

Are we the sum of our parts?

Or are we something more?

Do we serve a purpose?

These are difficult questions,

but I believe that we have been

placed on earth for a purpose.

We live our lives with ups and downs,

but we learn important lessons along the way.

If we learn correctly, then we will have

something useful to offer the rest of mankind.

It is sad but true, that many people don’t learn

much during their lives.

But they only live to serve themselves.

If we ignore these useless beings, then there is much

good and beauty to be found in this world.