wanderlust

You ask me about these reckless teenagers?

Painting by  Duarte Vitória

Painting by Duarte Vitória

Let me tell you what you don’t know about them.
They are broken. Broken and used over and over again.
Still they are young at hearts and ready to risk everything that’s left of them.
They are immature yet their stories will make you feel like some seventy year old
for they have more to tell than you. They might not have seen this world
but they have felt it with all their hearts
and they have tasted young love on the tips of their tongues in those dark rooms with the scent of whiskey.
“Irrational.” you say? Love does not need any eyes to see.

You ask me about these reckless teenagers?
Let me tell you that they have nothing ahead of them
yet they have their whole lives planned out joining the stars at night
stupid it may seem but your reality is a non-existent dot in front of their dreams
and they look useless wasting their times but listen to them once. I dare you. Listen to them and you’ll realize
what a different universe lies inside them.
Their words will take you places and you’ll lose yourself to their tales.
Tales that are from all over the world, about every different tribe, with a new character every time.

You ask me about these reckless teenagers?
Let me tell you that they won’t give up. They won’t sit back
they are like a huge clan and they are ready to live. Live not just survive.
They are the bad fish that ruins the whole pond yet still are sold in the highest price.
They will not leave any empty gaps rather they will leave a whole legacy behind.
And their death won’t be saddening for anyone. Not you. Not me. Not themselves even.
Their death will be like a celebration. Like fireworks in the night sky.
Yes, that’s right. Their deaths will be the marking of another great life.

You ask me about these reckless teenagers?
Let me tell you what you don’t know about them.
Look at their smiles and then peak inside.
Sir, I bet you, you’ll feel like a little child.

 

Submitted to ArtParasites by Javaria Waseem