Shocking and New


The knowledge imposes a pattern, and falsifies,
For the pattern is new in every moment
And every moment is a new and shocking
Valuation of all we have been.

T.S. Eliot, East Coker

Don’t get caught in a pattern
Don’t get stuck in a rut
Don’t be ruled by a pain
In the pit of your gut

Don’t make a prison of the past
Don’t contest old wars
Don’t hesitate to open
An unfamiliar door

Don’t miss tomorrow for today
Don’t clutch the dead and gone
Don’t turn your whole life into
A sad country song

Be open for the future
It’s shocking and new
Can’t know what it is
Until it gets to you

by Richard W. Bray

Tags: , , , , ,