Nostalgia

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


It speaks for itself.

Submitted: December 30, 2017

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Nostalgia

Today’s insecurities make
our lives unnecessarily,
yet unavoidably, difficult.
Our jobs give us money
and ulcers we treat with
expensive pills that we get from
pharmaceutical giants
who don’t care as much about us
as about their returns on
their investments.
We also try to invest in our
future, to get better lives,
less dependent on
loans and mortgages
from banks
we can’t do without.

Thus spoiling our today,
we long for another life,
not the life in the still
dim future,
the great unknown.
That may be more
like today
than we hope for.
Our valued dreams are about
the rosy glow of the past,
when life seemed simple,
structured, solid.
 
If only our tomorrow
could be like our
yesteryear, endlessly
benign to our minds
that long for rest
and clarity.

 


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