As time ticks by

June 22, 2010
By Luminous BRONZE, Kissimmee, Florida
Luminous BRONZE, Kissimmee, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

As time ticks by I sit in an unknown atmosphere.
As time ticks by I watch quietly and dare not to wipe a tear.
But can you blame me for being mute and afraid?
What is at stake for another man to get paid?
What is the cost for a person to experience power?
It seems we avoid these subjects, but aren't we just being cowards?
People are suffering, just like me.
Yet everyone around is deaf to my plea.
I scream, I yell, yet I am trapped and unheard.
Do you remember the saying about the caged bird?
About how it would sing and sing to be set free?
Well many can say that caged bird is me.
So as time ticks by, I stay here and think.
As a stare blankly at the cold, rusty sink.
Drip, Drip is the only sound I hear
But outside this cell, people are laughing, drinking beer.
They are rejoicing at their fat pay checks.
They are showing off their new phones and how fast they can text.
But as a caged bird, I can't help but still smile.
Even if my only comfort is this cracked, jagged tile.
Because I know this all won't matter when He comes in the sky.
It's only a matter of how fast time ticks by.

The author's comments:
I hope people will understand that in today's society, we are obsessed with superficial things, so much so that we are imprisoning our souls. But when God comes, none of that will matter. It will matter about the caged bird we call our souls.

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