The Gift of Not Knowing

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem about the future, the past and living in the present

Submitted: September 06, 2016

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Submitted: September 06, 2016



 The Gift of Not Knowing

There is a gift in this not knowing

It is a gift of noticing

Of preciousness

Of searing every shade of life

Every precious memory

Soaking it up

Like a favorite sweet

To be relished to taste

It’s every nuance

To experience the here and now

The being

The who I am today

Knowing I will never know

Who I will be tomorrow

What will be stolen away

By this yet unnamed thief

So my life has taken ion a new intensity

My soul a new thirst for adventure

A longing for what was

Once mundane and passed by

And is now like an expensive wine

Not to be wasted


This life

These colors


And will be burned into my memory

In a place that can never be stolen away in my heart

I may not have tomorrow

In the same way I have today

But I will have my noticings of the past

Which I will carry into my future

No matter what it may bring

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