Born to teeter-totter through life
Always trying to find equilibrium
Longing to stay in the center
And yet we usually over compensate
Now we smash side to side farther and farther as we get older
Considering it a right of passage imparting some magical wisdom and yet
Eventually we all fall down
The path through the trees split around one prominent trunk
Reaching that point, I paused and thought which side should I take
At a quick glance both seemed pretty well traveled
It left me a bit sad since I wanted to follow Frost’s advice
Leaving me but one choice. I climbed the tree and my perspective was never the same again.
Debating merits is a noble cause
If done in good faith, listening to other’s argument
Verifying your stance is what you want to defend
Instead, today we prefer to find our tribe, our island
Denying that the other side might have something to add
Enabling the feedback to build walls that opposing views can not scale
Been there on the other side of the long slab of oak
Answering the call for liquid happiness
Realizing that it doesn’t really help
Which way should I go next?
As the summer breaks over the horizon
Number of paths open up before me
Destiny awaits on the other side
Every step will be an adventure
Ready or not, here I come!
Can’t believe you are following him like a lovesick puppy
Really you should come over to my side
Understand that I can be all of that and more
Still you keep me at arm’s length
How can you do that to me Rey?