Two Ways of Looking At It

Two Ways of Looking At It

Life is like a rope. You commence
From the floor, and from the start
It’s a matter of how well you climb.

After a while you can look down
On everything, and everyone
Who was at the starting gate.

It is very impressive
It can also be very frightening.
You had better not let go.

Well, sometimes it is different.
Then life is also a rope,
But hanging from the ceiling.

Now you start climbing down
From the top. And this time
You can’t see anything down below.

It’s like the world is shrouded in mist.
Eventually the rope runs out,
And that is really the end