Life

5 Minutes

May 26, 2008

a crazy day it was
things that i should not have said
things that i should not have done
had all been said and done
in 5 minutes

i stormed out of the building
with a view to run away
run away to a place where no one can disturb

i wanted to spend 5 minutes alone
i wanted to sit down and think
of what i said
of what i did

riding my bike
with the wind behind me
i rushed into the evening traffic
hoping to set right certain things

blinded by fury
clouded by sadness
i was a maniac on the roads
driving at the speed of light

i sped past everyone
stopping nowhere
i reached my destination
a small little cafe
in the middle of the city

escaping a chaotic and fast paced city
i stepped inside a shangrila
with no one to disturb
with no one seemingly caring a dime
i took my place in the corner
placed my order
and set about thinking
about what i had done

5 minutes all it took
for the gates of heaven to open up
5 minutes of madness
now washed away by 5 minutes of realization

5 minutes it took
to find myself once again
5 minutes is all it took
for me to find life once again

5 minutes of crying out (loud)
is all that was needed
if only i thought about it all
for a mere 5 minutes

a time of sorrow
now washed away in just 5 minutes
a lifetime full of happiness
now back inside me in just 5 minutes

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Note: There are those who think that boys/men should not cry. In my opinion, thats just a bunch of BS. All of us undergo the same emotions and the same feelings. While most men do not cry in public for fear of social ridicule, everyone cries at some point – whether it happens in public or in private.
I do not want to get into a debate of should men cry or whether crying is only for women or whatever. I just wanted to merely highlight, that at times of sadness it is best to cry and get your emotions out.
here is a link that explains the benefits of crying – http://www.helium.com/items/339767-scientific-research-supports-accuracy

Inspired by something i was a witness to.