Keep Moving (Spoken Word Poetry)
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do you ever get so bored with yourself
and feel like you only exist to
fill a space in time while your life
just ebbs away with thoughts and ideas of
who you think you are and who they think you are versus
what you like to be and what they expect you to be.
you can feel your 30’s coming close,
ringing bells from a nearby distance
and you’re calmly freaking out, unsure
of what or how to feel.
everyone around you seems to be doing just great
and somehow it seems you’re, well, running late
but isn’t that what our minds like us to think?
that we are many steps behind and it’s already too late to start.
that’s just our minds playing tricks.
it’s never too late to start when we’re using our own scripts.
so on days when some pasts decide to part ways with me,
or on days when my present constantly pressures me
and even on days when my future terribly frightens me,
i just keep moving and i never stop believing.
Written and Performed: Viano Dee
Instrumental: Un Requited love by Sir Cubworth
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About “Keep Moving”
The poem talks about how exhausted one can be when it seems like time passes with nothing really tangible to show for it. We are constantly battling with who we are versus what others see. It seems to be going great for some while the rest of us just sink in discouragement.
Many people feel if they’ve not achieved certain things before age 30, then they are failures. But that’s not true. That’s our minds trying to trick us because we constantly listen to the wrong crowd telling us what they expect from us.
But the moment we realize that everyone has a unique script and each one must hold on to theirs without envying another or comparing, we will find the courage to keep believing and just keep moving regardless of the pressures from the present and the fears of the future.
Dear reader/listener, just keep moving.
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