Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Finish Line

I have... persevered, for years; months... endless days
I said to myself; whispered in the mirror...
I want this... more than you, them... anyone
Determination to succeed
Overcame my spirit and mind....
I stepped on endless toes...
Killed thousands of others
Simply because.... I decided,
And thus annihilated.
Yet none of it mattered
For that glorious ending
Remains clear in sight
And those who supported me....
Pushed me to get here....
And they say that because of that
I am successful...
But what about...
The hundreds of times I murdered
And was put to trial
Found wanting...
Fallen
And forced to pick myself back up...
again... and again...
Can that be... success?
Or is it after... I have reached the finish line
The here that is lusted for
By you, I, and all the rest
Is it the prestige, the wealth
In this moment... that is success?
Or the time before?
Perhaps in the future,
The time after here.
I am running, racing with every breath
But... with each stride
I am left to wonder...
Where is the finish line?

4 comments:

  1. But should there ever be a finish line? Is there a point in our lives when we should stop striving for more? Are we ever allowed to be complacent and stop moving?Progressing? Hoping for more?

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  3. fair enough point... i dont mean finish line as in the end, or some form of ending, but where is the point where we draw a line on what success is, or rather, where is the rising point that leads to some form of descending... not necessarily in a negative way, but more to self complacency and life situation acceptance... we can strive and strive, for sure, but in some cases, self gain has to be limited (obviously not in spiritual matters) but in matters of getting ahead, advancement... and hope is always allowed... using potential and reaching potential, of course...

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  4. I like this...because the HERE is every step we take..
    there really is no finish line..because there is no goal..
    We are not in this world to "be" we are here to "do"

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