The Tower

Interpret this poem as you will, but I wrote it in reference to the fact that I spend a lot of time caught up in my own head, and as wonderful as dreams can be to personify what you want in life, and what your ultimate aspirations are, sometimes we need to remember to stay in the present so that we don’t miss the opportunities that will lead to those dreams.  Sometimes, it is better to concentrate on all the good things we have right now rather than taking a, ‘the grass is always greener on the other side’ approach that will leave us forever unfulfilled. 

The Tower

Turning, spinning, wishing, dreaming,

Dreaming of a life better than this one,

Of excitement, of happiness, popularity and love.

High, up above reality, up above stress, worry, reality

And love.

In her tower she is safe, in her tower she is loved,

A tower of fairy-tales and dreams,

Of princes and happy endings, of best friends,

And undying relationships.

Of heartbreak and trauma coupled with moving on and being strong.

A fantasy that confirms the alienating atmosphere of reality

A tower providing a false sense of security

A perch high above responsibility

Providing short-term relief and giving way to a hard fall.

A fall bringing her back to her senses,

There can be no escape from the constrains of life,

Except a release from life itself. 

There is a reason the afterlife is described as a paradise,

Because our present lives are personified by the saying

‘the grass is always greener on the other side.’

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