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The Waste Of Life

The waste of life lies in the moment in whichgrowing up

means giving up

the living of life that makes living loved
The waste of life lies in waiting for better days

it lies in wishing for better things

but never moving to make the change
it lies in watching from behind cloudy glass

it lies in the wanting that lets the good things pass

it lies in foolish greed

it lies in needing what we just don’t need.
The waste of life lies in the defeated mind,

the guarded heart,

in ill spent time
The waste of life lies in those who forfeit dreams

and lies in those who don’t know what that means

in those who sit empty,

staring blankly

looking at things they can’t see

it lies in those who self medicate

and never make their way

out of that state.
The waste of life lies in looking past the signs

that life is wasting from another’s eyes.
The waste of life lies in the stuffy stupor of a closed up mind,

and in joys before us that we never find

for lack of knowing,

for lack of growing,

for lack of showing
The waste of life lies in the overwhelming day to day

in which it’s so easy to lose the way

and forget the things we always knew

we always had
The waste of life lies in the noose of constant anger,

the poison that is apathy,

the misunderstanding of risk and danger
The waste of life lies in the fog that clogs clarity

suffocating,

strangling,

mocking
The waste of life lies in potential sitting idle

in hungers never satisfied

not because they can’t be

but because no one tried
it lies in accepting things that could be changed

and dwelling in mistakes already made
The waste of life lies in responsibilities abandoned

apologies not made

grudges held

causing a sickness never made well
The waste of life lies in daily haste

in possibility not faced
And so, the waste of life

is the greatest waste.
  
Previously posted here

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