Poem - every line is a gem, I was thrilled to find this
My soul is in a hurry
by Pedro Salinas
I counted my years and discovered that I have less time to live from now on than I have lived so far ...
I feel like that child who won a packet of sweets; The first ones he ate with pleasure, but, when he realized that few were left, he began to savour the rest more deeply.
I no longer have time for endless meetings where statutes, rules, procedures and internal regulations are discussed, knowing that nothing will be achieved.
I no longer have time to put up with absurd people who, despite their chronological age, have not grown up.
I do not have time to deal with mediocrity.
I do not want to be in meetings where inflated egos parade.
I do not tolerate manipulators and opportunists.
I am annoyed by the envious, who try to discredit the most capable, to appropriate their places, talents and achievements.
People do not discuss content, just the titles.
My time is too short to discuss titles.
I want the essence. My soul is in a hurry ...
With not many sweets left in the packet...
I want to live next to human, very human people who know how to laugh at their mistakes.
That are not conceited about their achievements.
That don’t run away from responsibilities.
That defend human dignity.
And only want to walk on the side of truth and honesty.
The essential is what makes life worthwhile.
I want to surround myself with people who can touch the hearts of people...
People to whom the hard blows of life taught them to grow with soft touches in the soul.
Yes ... I'm in a hurry ...
I'm in a hurry to live with the intensity that only maturity can give.
I intend not to waste any of the sweets that I have left ...
I am sure they will be exquisite, more than the ones eaten so far.
My goal is to reach the end satisfied and at peace with my loved ones and with my conscience.
“We have two lives, and the second one begins when you realise that you only have one .”