Watch It Here…
Read It Here…
The simple distant whistle of a train
Started me to wonder about my brain
And how it has stored in its many folds
All of my experiences and stories yet untold.
It set me to wondering how over the years
My brain has accumulated so many fears
Which are triggered by sights and sounds so benign
But create within me a danger sign.
It set me to wondering if my brain can be changed,
And if my experiences can be rearranged
So that they no longer control how I feel
Or determine my life as the only thing that is real.
It set me to wondering if I can create
A very different way to relate
To each sight and sound
Much like an observer just looking around.
Can I create new pathways in my mind,
Ones not so charged with emotion but kind,
Gentle roads of information not skewed
By experiences of the past so imbued
And tainted with outmoded living,
So ready and waiting just for the giving
Of a new way of life
To a way previously so filled with strife?
I think it is possible to do it this way,
To let go of the past and live only in today.
I have the free will to create a new thought
So I can choose what is saved and what is not.
And I think for a moment how that would be
To have each sight and sound be a wonderment to me.
And I hear you chide and to me say,
But you must know when to keep the wolves at bay.
But the question is and will always remain
Are there only wolves because of a thought in my brain?
2009 © Carolyn Sommers