Isn’t it funny
how you are different people
at different stages in your life
yet still, somehow,
entirely the same.
When I wrote this, I thought about times in my childhood where I felt exactly the same as I do as an adult. This got me thinking about all the changes we endure as people throughout our lifetimes, yet how we remain the same person at our core. It’s a crazy thought– some days I feel completely different and others it’s like nothing has changed.
are taught to evacuate-
to let others put out fires.
As they grow old,
they still allow others
to extinguish the fire burning within.
I thought about how many children are taught to fear or to allow the adults to handle any situation they may find themselves in. I wonder, if this fear seeps into adulthood, causing us to question our own desires and doubt ourselves. We project these fears onto one another, unintentionally putting out the sparks we have in our souls.
Which one was your favorite? What do they mean to you?