Poetry

Idealist Realist

20 November 2015 0 Comments Category: Poetry

Is it that the idealist dreams, and always hopes for more,

And that the realist accepts things as they are, and continually moves forward?

Now of the two, which is living?

One chasing, one settling, both could be depressing without contentment.

Which is the way to live?

Can one be a realist in a constantly changing reality?

Can one be an idealist in an obviously flawed reality?

If an idealist means one who is hopeful about reality,

then I am an idealist.

If a realist is one who accepts reality and sees the possibility of change,

then I am a realist.

Or perhaps I need not the categorization of either terms.

Simply this is who I am, and accept that reality is my perception towards it.

Courtney Lindsay

“Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.” – Proverbs 14:4 NLT

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven…” – John Milton, Paradise Lost

Is my mind messing with me?

Am I living to dream or dreaming to live?

So much conflict and controversy

Changing like the waves, moving like the wind

Time keeps going, and the earth keeps changing,

but society stays the same

Always asking the same question,