Pages & Stages
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We are born with a white sheet
we call life to ink our destinies.
Some fates are scrambled
others are troubled
many are trampled
Most of us write our stories with pens
but some etch theirs with chisels.
I met some who scratched with their nails
mishap’s walls to write in blood their fates.
There are lucky ones who type their lives
and others who get a free ride
while many just drown in the nothingness.
There ain’t no shortcut or edits.
Chances come without a redo.
Mistakes happen without an undo.
Space bars don’t work, enters leave
marks, co-authoring comes with remarks.
Both authors and collaborators
in life’s pages track changes.
Zooming in or out for reviews
is just a preview of what ensues.
You look for marks reds and blues
but reason in experience leaves no clues.
We set margins for boundaries
outlines for goals and titles for tributes.
Along the way some keys we miss
others fall off and we lose our way.
We try to restore from our last saves
only to realize our file extensions
are no longer supported or in use.
Style and auto correct are there
for stereotyping love and care.
Prejudice and pride are themes
inked in greed’s bold or italic fonts
Lies’ align lives with useless tries
to justify motives and capitalize crimes.
We fill many pages in stages
scrolling through them for ages
reading between lines
trying not to be clinging vines.
We skip other pages
jumping between paragraphs
and even whole chapters
to hide from lovers or haters.
We are just pages in a grand book.
We watch each others’ performances;
Listen to them read their lines.
Clap for the winners,
Comment on failures
and Cry for lovers,
We often forget to read our own pages
or listen to our writings
to gauge our performances.
Many times we make changes
but forget to update our saved files.
Other times we overwrite files
or delete them thinking we have copies
or that better comes with newer versions.
Life is a story book where edits
are not always what works.
Sometimes you need to change books
others times you gotta tear pages.
In mine, I’ve closed books,
torn pages, and rewrote things
all over again so here goes:
new pages for new stages!
Image Credits: All rights reserved for the artists of the paintings. Please visit their respective pages and appreciate their work:
Tim Parker : http://www.artswfl.com/art-stops/naples-art-district/art2d-gallery/art2d-gallery-custom-art-studio
Danny O'connor : https://www.whudat.de/portrait-paintings-by-danny-oconnor-8-pictures/