When we will become lessons to be told..

Years ago, some’ll say,
they used to wear sheep’s skin on their form,
and cashmere on their napes.
Years ago, some’ll say,
they used to ponder about things,
we call facts today.
They’ll be taught about our lives,
our every mistake shall be scrutinized.
They’ll be taught about the choice we made,
some’ll be told to make the same.
They’ll be taught about the way we fought,
and they’ll be taught about the way we fraught.
They’ll look at us through those pages
and wonder bemusedly to themselves;
if we ever walked on the same land as they,
if we ever thought the same way as them.
Our lives shall be a lesson,
to be learnt by rote.
Our lives shall be an inspiration
or possibly, they might even be a joke;
yet the new generation will know us,
like we knew those before us
and wonder to themselves,
if we ever saw the same sun as them,
if we ever saw the same sky as them.
The human form comes and goes,
its destination largely unknown.
We only have a finite amount of time before us,
to imprint ourselves upon this world,
because time shall come
and time shall go.
Adding every minute that has passed us by
into a treasure chest that can’t be touched,
and shall always remain unknown.

The air may change in the future.
Our soul will have fulfilled its purpose;
our bodies will have long become one, with the river and the soil.
But the heart beating in our descendants
will remain the same.
It will feel the way that ours did;
it will yearn the way that ours did;
it will hurt the way that ours did
and undeniably, it shall love the way that ours did.
Years later when our present will become their past,
and when we shall become lessons to be told.

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