Monday, February 16, 2015

In or out?

In-out, up-down, yes-no
3 simple pairs that scare us so:
Out-in, down-up, no-yes.
We're frightened by the choosing, I guess.

For with choosing always comes loss,
and /deciding always has costs.
In paths not taken, in dreams forestalled, 
in futures unsampled and hopes appalled. 

I'm afraid to be the yes man in a No Man's Land,
caught out with an In Crowd I cannot stand.
Can't afford to be up when it's all Going Down,
dreaming of a future that can't be found.

Because not choosing is choosing too
and choosing nothing just makes you a fool.
Sometimes the brightest lines are hardest to see
and it's the thickest ones we can't perceive.
In this life so tempest torn and long,
we are doomed to choose and in choosing, choose wrong.

Don't be a yes man in a No Man's Land,
or be caught out with an In Crowd you cannot stand.
Can't bear to be up when it's all Going Down,
dreaming of perfection that's not around.

Because you've probably already made the worst choice of your life,
the one that will fill it with pain and great strife.
So go ahead and make another mistake,
drinking as deeply of it as you can take.
For it's in the choosing, hoping and trying,
that we find our reason for living not dying.

Don't need to be a yes man in a No Man's Land,
caught out with an In Crowd you cannot stand.
You can't bear to be up when it's all Going Down,
dreaming of a life that can't be found.
Dreaming of your life that can't be found.
It wasn't really yours if it can't be found.

In-out, up-down, yes-no
3 simple pairs that scare us so:
Out-in, down-up, no-yes.
We're frightened by the choosing, I guess.

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