Friday, 19 April 2013

Goal driven machines..

Goal driven machines
Achieve and achieve more
Jump, reach, arrive, reach higher
Obsess, become, fret, stress

When the machine's pumping
combusting, oil sucking
cylinder stops
it is seen akin to a rusty tin

Diving in the ocean
Swaying with the waves
Basking on its soft
sandy grave

Goal driven people
Achieve and achieve more
Jump, reach, arrive, reach higher
Obsess, become, fret, stress

When the people's pumping
racing, blood sucking
muscle stops
it is seen as a great tragic loss

But the true loss is not
What a narcissistic goal driven
world sees.

The true loss
lies in the potential
of the brain
to taste the hint of laurel leaves
the see the hue of a cloud
stark against the sky

to breathe the feeling of intimacy
to feel that timbre of a sung word
suspended like a mote of dust
upon a sunbeam

to truly look into another's eyes
to truly hear into another's words
to truly... be.

to lavish in the journey
to revel in the sunlight and
gaze across the skyline
to a canvas of fading sun.

All scorned for trophies of fulfillment
to fill a hole made by the search
for that damned trophy itself.