Insecurities, Poems

Unknown Future

I lie awake

When sleep won’t come

And think.

Think about life,

How this essay

And history test

And physics problems

Won’t matter a year from now.

 

When I think about the future

In this way,

It’s blissful.

It seems

So simple,

So much happier

And brighter.

 

The future is unknown, and

As long as it stays distant,

I can pretend

It’ll be perfect.

 

But I’m kidding myself.

For when I think of the pain,

When I remember that

It likely won’t leave,

My life

Seems long, and

The future looks bleak.

 

The future is unknown, and

When I think of it in this way,

That there will be many more

Arguments, more

Stubbed toes and hangnails,

Broken friendships

And betrayal;

More sorrow,

More grief,

More disappointment,

More pain,

 

It looks no different.

 

Life seems an endless battle,

Day after day after day

We all fight.

This will never change.

 

But I think about the good things.

 

There will be more hugs,

More kisses,

More birthday presents and

Wishes.

More sweet chocolate,

Sipping lemonade in the sun,

And heart-warming books.

More love,

More happiness,

More warmth,

More fun,

More LIFE.

 

And the future no longer looks bleak;

Life no longer seems too long.

 

I don’t dread what’s to come, because

The future is unknown

For a reason.

 

As I lie awake I think

About what I look forward to,

And smile as I drift to sleep,

 

And dream about the future.

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