Pascal Derrien

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Scratching The Surface

Scratching The Surface

One life I'm gonna live it up, I'm takin' flight, I said I'll never get enough-

Judas Priest – You’ve got another thing comin’-

You remember I told you once about a school trip to the sea somewhere in Brittany. It had begun like any jolly all happy and full of energy. I even had Treets in my lunch box maybe that was some encouragement probably for being such a good boy when I had the chickenpox. I entered the water and I knew immediately there was too much pressure. It took me less than a moment to dislike the aquatic environment.

The second and third wave, I swear, had a ticket with my name destination a special grave. It happened so quickly, an oddity in day full of positivity, nobody did see me and for those who did, they just thought I was acting funny. How could nobody see I was out of breath because of the depth?

Few answers and so many questions but that’s a life conversation, a dialog in suspension except for those in adoration with sentiment recession

Once you told me; feed your hunger don’t be a passenger. Don’t let an undesirable passion lead you to extinction

Now you scream at me that all you do is survival presence because you hate crawling in this state of impermanence

What more can I do, when I see a burgeon you see a cruelty surgeon and it hurts me too

Of all the things, you say, at its very core this existence is the one you abhor

I can predict your body will hit the floor if you sign up with the giving up war lord.

You display all the symptoms of inner drowning that’s why your blood is thickening

I know it’s not only by chance that you have been swimming in a blaming sea of circumstances

However I can’t promise it is going to be OK while at the same time I don’t want you to be carried away

You may me feel like a perverse if I mention you look at life with your eyes in reverse

I have been powerless in front of your sinking mind when all I can propose is to be kind

There is sweeter taste than poison albeit there is no point in making a hasty decision

Maybe I am out of place but what if you only had scratched the surface


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Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #15

thanks \ud83d\udc1d Fatima Williams complex equation it is to be a human being :-)

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #14

When your mind's made up ! There's no point trying to fight it ! - What a song Pascal Derrien Gave me the chills. Open your eyes and see, there is a better world for you and me. We need to look beyond !

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #13

thanks Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher indeed indeed :-)

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #12

Few answers and so many questions, the story of our lives?! Deep like the sea Pascal Derrien!

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #11

thanks CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit indeed real people real lives not digitally filtered :-)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #10

Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman thats right :-) or is it hell or hight water ?

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #9

thanks Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl , I saw them probably 5 or 6 times sinc eI was a kid :-)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #8

indeed :-)

No longer treading water. :)

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #6

Scratching the surface of any human being is a privilege like opening the doors of perception, especially when we live among a multitude of souls who are as predictable as melting ice lolly, who are too busy knocking on the doors of the day-to-day. There has to be fundamental depth to a human being, where removing the onion layer yields even richer layers underneath and then discovery is mutual, friendship is profound and humanity is renaissance. What I read here is that and I enjoy scratching this surface. Otherwise it is learning what the masses learn and that is never that much.

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #5

oh thank you @Emilia M Ludovino a sould dive indeed that a nice metaphor

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #4

most probably Joyce Bowen different place different time same sh*t :-)

We hit the same wave, did we? :)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #2

thanks Devesh Bhatt much appreciated you droping by :-)

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

4 years ago #1

Going to be a long night here. Perhaps a swim can distract me.

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