What's on the Inside
What's on the inside matters most.
Memories of a distant past, not stored
for all eternity, but destined
only to fade away with time.
Where do we put old friends long gone?
What happens when the things we hold
most dear crumble before our eyes,
when the whole of what we cling to
as important in our lives, disappears overnight?
Our essence, the core of our being,
is ever changing.
Sometimes for ill,
other times for good,
but never is it static.
New memories can shape and alter old
just as the old will color the new.
Emotions will change their power,
some pushing to the surface
while others recede away.
Yet all are as important as the others.
For without sadness, joy becomes mundane.
Fear can lead to sadness, disgust can lead to anger.
All are intertwined together,
A complex knot that cannot be undone.
It's what's on the inside that matters most.
Copyright © 2015 Jonathan Ytreberg