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Not as easy as all that

Life is not simple like
Black and white
One, two, three
Or as A follows B.

There are no simple rules
Where one plus one equals two
Sometimes it’s three
Or maybe even a tree.

There’s no straight path
That leads you from
Here to there and back
Or maybe beyond.

Not much you can be sure of
Not much that you know
Some you can guess
Or hope for or fear.

How to navigate this mess then?
How to get from start to end
Without too much pain
Or fear or confusion?

How to cope
If the world shows you a face
And you realise that it’s just a mask
Or maybe your own fear?

How to deal with it
When there’s nothing to rely on
And you know it’s all not real
Or maybe it is but you just can’t see?

Not much you can do
But trust in your instincts,
But follow your heart.

And most of all
See what’s there
Right in front of your eyes.

Don’t make up facts
To suit your mood
Don’t lie to yourself
To ease the way
Don’t ever think
Life is easy
Because it’s not at all.

© Sybille Sterk

Not as easy as all that

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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