We have time

We have time for everything.

Sleep, run back and forth,

regret we made a mistake and err again,

judge others and absolve ourselves,

we have time to read and write,

edit what we wrote, regret what we wrote.

we have time to make projects and never follow through.

we have time to dwell in illusions and stir through

their ashes much later.

We have time for ambitions and diseases,

to blame destiny and details,

we have time to look at the clouds, at the ads, or some accident.

we have time

to chase away our questions, postpone our answers.

we have time

to crush a dream and reinvent it, we have time to make friends,

to lose them. We have time to take lessons and forget them

soon after, we have time to receive gifts and not

understand them. We have time for everything.

No time, though, for a little tenderness.

When we’re about to do that, too, we die.

I learnt some things in life that I want to share with you!!!

I learnt you can’t make somebody love you.

All you can do is be a beloved person. The rest…

depends on the others.

I learnt that however much I care,

Others might not care at all.

I learnt that it takes years to gain trust and

that you can lose it in just a few seconds.

I learnt that it doesn’t matter WHAT you have in life, but WHOM.

I learnt you can get by and your charm is useful for about 15 minutes.

After that, however, you’d better know something.

I learnt that you should not compare yourself to what others can do better–

But to what you can do better.

I learnt that it doesn’t matter what happens to people

But what I can do to help them.

I learnt that no matter how you cut it,

Every thing has two faces.

I learnt you need to part with your loved ones with warm words,

It might be the last time you see them.

I learnt that you can carry on for a long time

After you said you can’t.

I learnt that the heroes are those

who do what’s needed, when needed,

No matter what the consequences.

I learnt that there are people who love you,

But don’t know how to show it.

I learnt that when I am angry,

I have THE RIGHT to be angry.

But I don’t have the right to be a bastard, too.

I learnt that true friendship continues to exist

even at a distance. And this is also true for real love.

I learnt that, if somebody doesn’t love you

like you want them to,

It doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all their heart.

I learnt that no matter how good a friend is,

He will nevertheless hurt you every once in a while,

And you’ve got to forgive him for this.

I learnt that it’s not always enough to be forgiven by others.

Sometimes you’ve got to learn to forgive yourself.

I learn that no matter how much you suffer,

The world won’t stop in its tracks because of your pain.

I learnt that your past and circumstances

might influence your personality

But YOU are responsible for what you become.

I learnt that if two people argue,

it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other

And the fact that they don’t argue

doesn’t prove they love each other.

I learnt that sometimes you’ve got to put a person first,

And not his deeds.

I learnt that two people can look at the same thing

And see two completely different things

I learnt that no matter what the consequences

Those who are honest with themselves

go farther in life.

I learnt that your life can change

in the course of a few hours

By people who don’t even know you.

I learnt that when you think you’ve got nothing to give

When a friend calls for you,

you’ll find the strength to help him.

I learnt that writing,

Just like talking,

Can soothe the pain in your soul.

I learnt the the people you love the most

Are taken away from you much too soon.

I learnt that it’s too hard to realize

Where to draw a line between being nice,

not hurting people, and standing up for your beliefs.

I learnt to love, So I can be loved.

– Late Octavian Paler, Romanian poet, a civil socialist in post-1989 Romania


~ by Bombadil on September 9, 2010.

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