Lanterns & Corridors
Outlook is a corridor with many doors
from which influences enter and pour.
Vision is a lantern that light’s a mind’s
path with an ern’s clarity locking down
on its prey with firmness’ claws.
From a distance all paths seem straight
corridors with many doors that deviate
walkers from progress unto stalemate.
The farther one goes into life’s maze
the more one needs to adjust his gaze
to vision’s lanterns as trials graze
his trails with falls, leaving him in a haze.
Outlook is a corridor with many bystanders
ramming opinions unto a mind’s doors.
Sometimes vision’s lantern flickers
loosening a mind’s grasp on clarity’s reins
until it’s unable to differentiate between needs
& wants and that’s how we get broken dreams
Outlook is a corridor built for
commuting not lurking or lingering.
It is always a one way traffic:
forward & ahead yet always moving
never lagging or pausing for
when outlooks lag or pause
they become a hindrance, an obsession!
Like corridors, outlooks
are important cause
they link goals to steps,
dreams to realities,
& turn dreamers to doers.
So next time you walk into
a corridor & your lantern
flickers, move to the next one
Don’t wait for a bulb change
for plan as you go is all
that you need to know
in life’s unsteady ado.
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