This piece is about freeing yourself, if that’s your desire, from the ropes of conformity. Many people go through life looking back, wishing they had done something or secretly want to do, be or whatever. It may be something as simple as taking up hang gliding or wearing a kaftan or more significant such as a change of career. These desires are often not realised because of what society may think. Expressions such as “not at my age”, “people would laugh”, I’d look a fool” “I could never do that “ are often used as excuses to not break from the banal, the ordinary. Dare to be different, it makes the world so much more interesting and often changing one thing can lead to dreams being realised.
Be tethered no more
Be tethered to ordinary no more,
make curiosity on silvered wings
soar and from lofty heights pity
the mundane and bear witness to
sights unseen. Fear not the folly
of youth but dream, dream and
pursue, for therein lie previews
of tomorrow’s truth. Make bold
with deed and wear not a cloak
of unease but embrace the
mantle of a soul so freed.
Be tethered no more.