I would rather fall into a pit
While gazing at a star
Than always walk with certain step
And never looking far.
I would rather be on desert sands
With a sky of baby blue
Than stuck inside an office space
With far too much to do.
I would rather be admonished
With my head up in a cloud
Than always get a perfect "A,"
While stuck upon the ground.
I have heard some people reason
That my ways might not make sense
For when I state all my objections
That's when they strike my defense.
"We all live here in the present,
"These words ought to help you some,
"All of yesterday is over
"And tomorrow may not come.
"Do not dwell upon the past
"And don't think of future days
"Just be here, right in the present.
"Really, that's the only way.
"If you think about the 'elsewhere'
"Then you'll never find true bliss
"So forget the past and future
"Or it's the present you will miss."
No, I've flown through snowy mountains
Whose white tops have kissed the sky,
And I've seen the deepest ocean--
All of this, within my mind.
Do not take me from my musings
For with everything I see,
I can bring into the present
And reshape reality.
For it's always past and future
That determines where we are
We can't stare down at our shoes
When we want to touch a star.
But feel free to live in moments
And to take things as they seem
But I'll live for chasing "could-be's"
Because I would rather dream.