A farewell


Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea,
Thy tribute wave deliver:
No more by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.

Flow, softly flow, by lawn and lea,
A rivulet then a river;
No where by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.

But here will sigh thine alder tree,
And here thine aspen shiver;
And here by thee will hum the bee,
For ever and for ever.

A thousand suns will stream on thee,
A thousand moons will quiver;
But not by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.

by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

This poem, I remember when I first stumbled upon it. It was love at first read. I don’t know what it is about saying this is my final chance, this is where this whole thing ends. As  a person grows, you get to have different needs and wants. Before we get there, there is this thing we call pride.  Pride is of course not  a good thing even the Holy Bible mentions that. But what i have failed to translate into words is this thing a mature person/ human being should have that gives them valor, this thing that is close to self worth but a bit deeper. This thing that for lack of a proper word, we are going to call self worth, is what I believe should drive someone to walk away and say ” a thousand suns will stream on thee”  meaning that maybe this person or thing might be very dashing and all and makes your heart skip a beat, but you got continue and say ” A thousand moons will quiver” which means yes you will have long night of tears and all, those moments when you wake up and life seems unbearable but you got to go on and get to ” but not by thee my steps shall be, for ever and for ever” 

In life there are many things in life that we need to say farewell to. And one of those is those people who don’t give us the respect that we deserve. Respect is something that transcends all, age, gender, race,etc.  And it’s something I object for, especially at this age. Respect yourself and require everyone to respect you.

 

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