I sometimes walk towards Lord knows what
Because it’s where I’m headed;
I often fear the route I took
But still explore the dreaded,
The feared, the secret, the unknown –
These all have their allures –
For all the choices I have made
In no way me inures
To what misfortune my way waits.
This is the life we lead:
We’re driven by our opaque hearts
As much as any need
Might lead us to our destinies.
Seek not these paths to censure:
For such is human servitude,
The terms of our indenture —
We’re fated to know just enough
To know that we don’t know;
But gifted with such energy
That still we onward go
Round corners and down tunnels where
We meet our many fates —
The new experience we find
But never know awaits,
As passion fights with habit, and
We new paths will behold —
Just like the one I’m walking on
Before I get too old.
For I have no idea – I don’t.
But still, I do not balk:
For sometimes, we walk towards our dreams,
And others —
We just walk