It's All Things Bookish....
Because Life is short and there is so much to read, read fast!
In the midst of despair, a desire emerged,
To relive my life and this time I get what I really deserved.
All of a sudden I am seven again,
That cute little child inside of me somewhere remains.
I see the world through a whole different light,
Silly little things that will always end in a fight.
Nothing is ever life or death when you’re a kid,
You love with all your heart and nothing is morbid.
I am beginning to be happy with my trip to the past,
Then all of a sudden I get another new start.
I’m sixteen and trying to fit in the world somewhere,
Feeling strange things that I cannot yet share.
“Oh, it’s just the teenage,” that’s what they say,
To me, it’s my life, if you may.
These are not the memories I wish to retain,
Alas! the dreaded teenage, I don’t want to live again.
Now I’m twenty-five, just starting on my own,
A glimpse into the life that I want, all the things that I’m shown.
Ah, to be so young and full of hope,
To be able to aim for the stars with just a little bit of rope.
When you’re in your twenties, how dreamy life can be,
Falling in love as you go, growing like leaves on a sturdy tree.
This is where I want to stay and be at the top of the world once more,
This is the age I missed the most, yes, yes, for sure.
But that is not the purpose of this journey through time,
Reliving what has already been lived would surely be a crime.
So, here I’m to the age I belong,
Where a moment ago I was crying,
I now have no regrets because I know I was trying.
I finally understand that it was futile to regret,
A trip to my past has reminded me all which I should never forget.
From here onward, I will live in the present, be my age,
And give my final performance on this life’s stage.
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