We are movement.
This is the essence of humanity.
We look back with longing or spite.
We only remember one part of the past,
The good or the terrible
Or the extra work they had
Or how easy it must have been.
We only think
of the good progress brings,
Or the utter destruction
and the end of life.
What attention can we spare
For the present
If we only face our eyes
Forward or back
And we trip,
As we never glance at the world
our feet walk on now
for our eyes are ever busy
with forward or back.
Wise beyond us
We consider those who
are ever stuck in some other time,
representing or reinventing.
But they fall in their thinking
for great thoughts are important
but what use are they if they are lost before or after
the people it would be useful to
are gone and lost.
My fellow people,
What we must do
is prevent wrongs before they happen,
Change for the better,
Remember those values
which have led us good and true
and change the wrongs of the future
prevent repeats of those in the past.
And keep your eyes firmly helpful in the future,
Would you say you are always struggling with living in the present, or do you live each moment in the here and now? Feel free to share any thoughts this brings to you!