Seeing More

by Brianna G. Harte

I’ve seen the world

through the eyes of the web,

don’t need to go far to view a lot.

Those shots of the Colosseum

and the Aurora Borealis

sit on the screen of media.

But I gotta tell you, my friend,

this life could be better spent,

going out to see outside for myself.

We don’t live forever

We don’t have all day

Experiences taken and left.

If you just followed the life of another,

what would happen to your own, now?

You always hear them say

“this year’s gone by fast”

but never “live in the net”.

I took a break from the streaming

to breathe pine infused air

and walk along streets

with light streaming through trees.

Can’t appreciate it as much

if I can’t see it for myself.

Nature is there to be loved.

We don’t live forever

We don’t have all day

Experiences taken and left.

If you just followed the life of another,

what would happen to your own, now?

I took a drive up one day

to the city near by,

sure different from outside the glass.

The photos media showed

had violence, sorrow, and poverty,

though not the diversity and hope

the communities held.

While some kids joined gangs,

some jumped rope

or helped brighten their neighborhood.

The view is wider

than I’d ever guessed,

cultures empowering all lands and seas.

We don’t live forever

We don’t have all day

Experiences taken and left.

If you just followed the life of another,

what would happen to your own, now?

Copyright © 2015 Brianna G. Harte. All rights reserved.

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