[Poetry] The Past Catches Up With You

[Poetry] The Past Catches Up With You

Leaves fall in autumn, does the tree ever count its fallen leaves?
But the humans do.
You want to turn a new leaf, grow a new skin, promise to live a better life,
Yet your past catches up with you.

It is the real world, they will complain, condemn, want to be your master,
Yet you must look beyond the horizon, conquer your fear.
The sun rises every day after it sets and you have another day to live,
You choose whether to live in fear or wonder.

When flowers bloom in spring, butterflies judge a flower by its color;
Just as the humans do.
You had blood on your hands, battled your demons, you won the war,
Yet your past catches up with you.

It is an insane world, they will want to point fingers at you loud and clear,
Yet you must look beyond the horizon, conquer your fear.
The sun rises every day after it sets and you have another day to live,
You choose whether to live in fear or wonder.

Few good thoughts and a few good friends, what else is needed for satisfaction?
But we the humans do.
You had your happy castle and it crumbled, you thought you could build a new one,
Still your past catches up with you.

It is a sorry world, they will pick your past from where you have left it;
Still you must look beyond the horizon, conquer your fear.
The sun rises every day after it sets and you still have another day to live,
Your choice: whether to live in fear or wonder.

A clean state, a blank canvas is what you need to build your new future;
Let them count your past mistakes, try to paint your life with their chosen color;
Who else but only you have a say of how you must live life from now on,
The past will always try to catch up with you, yet you can still run faster.