Inspiration strikes in the strangest times.
I find the best time Dear Inspiration pops in for a visit is always just as I rest my head on the pillow and attempt to get some sleep; thats when all the thoughts, ideas, words, and notes parade through my mind..
A clever line of prose,
A new word I read somewhere,
A new thing I need to try,
Something I have to do,
A blog post,
That text I forgot to reply to,
An article idea,
Something I had to tell my best friend and forgot,
or something i have to plan....
But most of the time, I get the "what-ifs"
The "what-ifs" are those lingering thoughts you get about things you've done, things you haven't gotten around to doing, things you've forgotten, things you've said, etc...
Everyone gets them, I guess it's just part of the end of the day tally people do..
It's a chance to reflect and think of what's next, or to learn from mistakes..
You take them with a grain of salt and shoo them away. For life is too short to dwell on stuff, and "الدنيا يبيلها صبر" (**a new lesson I learnt today from a ladies gathering, I just love learning new pieces of advice, you never know if you might need it again later..)
Random topic I know, but this whole poem was inspired by a poem I read yesterday by Shel Silverstein, which is accordingly is dubbed "Whatif":
Last night, while I lay thinking here,
some Whatifs crawled inside my ear
and pranced and partied all night long
and sang their same old Whatif song:
Whatif I'm dumb in school?
Whatif they've closed the swimming pool?
Whatif I get beat up?
Whatif there's poison in my cup?
Whatif I start to cry?
Whatif I get sick and die?
Whatif I flunk that test?
Whatif green hair grows on my chest?
Whatif nobody likes me?
Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?
Whatif I don't grow talle?
Whatif my head starts getting smaller?
Whatif the fish won't bite?
Whatif the wind tears up my kite?
Whatif they start a war?
Whatif my parents get divorced?
Whatif the bus is late?
Whatif my teeth don't grow in straight?
Whatif I tear my pants?
Whatif I never learn to dance?
Everything seems well, and then
the nighttime Whatifs strike again!
Don't you just love reading such inspirational stringed words?
Ps. Sincerity; a trait that shines through the hardest personalities.