The Question Is: Do You Want To Go Forward Or Backward? (The Choice Is Yours)

asking why
leads backwards

as in “why did you do that?”

why asks for excuses
reasons
justification of the past

asking what
looks forward

as in “what will you do with that?”

what asks to create
is curious
and wants nothing more
than for something to be expressed

(D James)

Being You

they said
be careful
don’t get hurt

you didn’t listen

they said
it’s too risky
you’ll be sorry

you didn’t listen

they said
things they didn’t even believe
to keep you close, keep you in place, “don’t leave”

you didn’t listen then
and you still won’t now

so let them say
what they will

and you keep being you

(D James)