Antiquity dictates a repetitive rhyme,
and often it is seen as worthy,
but circumstances are never aligned,
for they change with every moment,
and no solution can solve a timeless notion,
as facing reality in the present
is all that can be effective,
when change is sought.
We live in the present,
here thoughts are prevalent,
where past echoes reverberate,
the future entreats our faith,
yet the present is all we have now,
all else is superfluous,
but reflections and dim light,
lost to the rising sun.
We may look back, look forward,
but if our consciousness resides
anywhere other than now,
our thoughts are pure speculation,
and reality deserves attention,
circumstances deserve clarity,
and if nothing else, being present
is the necessity of awareness.
No matter the tug of experience,
the echo of past knowledge,
what exists in the present is unique
and treating it as repetition is a mistake,
bound by the consequences of imbalance,
as wisdom may well have been gleaned,
but treating circumstance anew is masterful
in its evolving thoughts and outcome.
The present eye is sharper than any other,
seeing reality with clarity,
not bound by biases
but ready to see truth as it occurs,
and that is why reality only exists in the now,
this one moment, the field of contemplation,
the yielding of truth
and the expression of worth within context.
Tony DeLorger © 2018