now i know

i used to believe
in luck
i used to believe
in superstition
now i know
there’s only metaphor

i used to believe
in politics
i used to believe
in government
now i know
there’s only metaphor

i used to believe
in god
i used to believe
in religion
now i know
there’s only metaphor

i used to believe
in war
i used to believe
in patriotism
now i know
there’s only metaphor

i used to believe
in us
i used to believe
in humanity
now i  know
there’s only me

i used to believe
in the past
i used be believe
in the future
now i know
there’s only the present

abstract alphabet arrangement away

19 thoughts on “now i know

  1. Pingback: Poem Analysis: now i know – Cody McCullough Writes:

  2. I like this insightful poem, especially its last stanza, which reminds me of a passage from my story “Waking Up To Life”. Please allow me to quote it for you:

    “How can one justify one’s existence? Where does one begin? I have no need nor reason to justify my past, for it is already gone and she can’t take it away from me. In any case, I am powerless to change it in any way, no matter how much regret I might have about my past actions, and so what is the point of trying to justify something that cannot be undone. Nor can I justify my future for it hasn’t yet occurred and is therefore of unknown nature, lacking any reality. It follows then that I am only in a position to justify the now, the immediate moment during which I am alive.”

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