Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year... Old reflections!

Wow! Does time fly. It's a new year already. 2011!

Albeit, personally, I didn't find 2010 went by all that fast. And I also thought 2010 to be good year (at least for me, in little 'enjoy the moment' bits & pieces). Here's hoping 2011 proves to be the same (if not better).

Nevertheless, with each new year, we often (or sometimes) find ourselves reflecting on the year or years that have passed. Those years that have gone before, which are now but memories of how we used to be, or what we used to do (if we are not still 'being and doing' that is).
Resolutions are made and we try towards achieving them... I have long since stopped making resolutions.

I am a person of the present, with visions of the future, reflecting on the past.... Of course, 'visions of the future' would be rendered null and void, if the so called Mayan predictions of the world coming to an end, were to come to pass on December, 21st, 2012... on my birthday no less!

Regardless, I'll end with a reflection on the past. A poem I originally wrote back in 2002.

Nature Child

At heart I am a Nature Child,
though now I may not look wild.
This young woman, once a girl,
used to look at the world
From high up on a *Jackspaniard filled tree,
pretending it was a ship at sea.

Being wind rocked!

This Nature Child
used to look up at the clouds in the sky,
While in the green grass field she’d lie.
The field wherein she’d seek out fowl eggs and butterflies.
This Nature Child,
is she no more wild?

Now grown is this Nature Child,
and to society has she complied? 
No more climbing **Golden Apple trees
Plum, Mango or Tangerine? 
No more pet goat to bring in,
No more scrapes on knees and shins.

Adulthood docked?
* Insect, family to wasps [Yellow Jackets], though red in colour, found in the West Indies.

** Yellow, fleshy fruit with a spiky seed, found in the West Indies. Not family to North American apples. 

©2002 & 2011 (ad infinitum)       

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