leonard daranjo


Tyranny of Time


Every minute of the day
Every second
I am dying
And so is
Everybody and everything else

Time’s unceasingness
Creates ripples in its confluence with consciousness

Can I just forget death for a moment
and free myself from the tyranny of time?
Can I just slow down and say
Hey, it doesn’t matter because
No matter what you do
The end is always the same?

Can I just take time outside of time to feel
The inhalation and exhalation of my life breath
without any strings attached?
Can I just feel the power of the life force
in its purest form, uncorrupted of its pressures?
Can I just sit down and ignore the clock
and allow my consciousness to expand to
take in life’s holistic meaning?

If I can do all this
And remain unmoved
I shall be free

Submitted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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  • Rookie Raj Nandy (1/22/2009 9:22:00 AM)

    Yes, it is the surging life force termed as 'elan vital' by Philosopher Henri Bergson,
    - which over powers death and maintains continuity! ''Allow my consciousness to expand to take in life's holistic meaning '' - are beautiful concluding lines! 10!
    -Raj Nandy (Report) Reply

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