Old Movies.

While watching old movies
I am cursed with knowledge.
I know what lies ahead
And cold sadness of this knowledge envelopes me
Makes it hard to watch
I know what awaits them
I know the future

Watching old movies
I wonder what the future holds.

I know the future

I know what awaits them.

While watching old movies

I am cursed with knowledge.

I know what lies ahead

And the cold sadness of this knowledge envelops me

Makes it hard to watch

I know what awaits them

I know the future.

I don’t want this knowledge

It hurts

People in old movies

They laugh and cry, they love and hate

Not knowing

And that is how it should be

I don’t like watching old movies

Old movies forcing me to know the future

By knowing the past

The human history

Short breaks of happiness

Between long dark stretches of tragedies and despair

The human history

Full of violence, death and destruction

I don’t like watching old movies

I know what awaits them

Misery, violence and death

But the thought comes to me

What the future holds?

I know it is wrong

I should not ask this

We should not, we cannot know

So we can live

And yet I wonder

I know the past

Just live in the moment we are told

The past is gone

And the future unknown

But the past lives in me

The past is talking to me

About the future

All human suffering

The inhumane brutality and hatred

With a short respite of peace

And how quickly people forget

To live in the moment

Maybe that is how we humans survive

By forgetting

We want so much to be happy

But humanity gets reckless

Again

And suffering returns again

As if punishing us for forgetting

Tragic dilemma

It is so painful to remember

And yet we should not forget

We have to remember the past

In order to have the future

Children of the genocide
What the future holds

I watch old movies.

Author: Nate

We emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1979. I am proud of my children who grew up here in America. America is truly a great country and I am trying to do what I can to keep America great. We the people need to participate in a Democracy. I think that in a Democracy we need to constantly be vigilant and work to uphold our way of life. I am fighting for the freedom of speech and expression and against all kinds of extremes including political correctness.

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