I used to be able to
explore every crevasse in my mind
weave dreams into reality,
create universes with a blink of the eye,
live a million lives and possibly more.
But now all I can do is sit and think
"I used to..."
And not do what I was able to.
My hands won't work,
my mind won't see,
and my muse speaks in a foreign tongue.
is nothing but a cracked silhouette
of my older self.
The reminders and scars of the past
the trials and pain life brings
the fear and expectations of the future
Put a stop to all I have done.
and made me realize
I am not who I was anymore.
I used to, I used to, I used to.
I can't do, I can't do, I can't do.
I used to never think about what I couldn't do.
I used to reach my goals.
I used to be who I was
because I never focused on who I wasn't.
I am who I am now,
because of the words "I used to".
I am blinded.
I am a fool.
I have failed.
Because I failed to learned from my failure.
But now I finally see.
I still have the time and will
to be able to do what I used to
and make it better
To begin something new.
Something that's not "what I used to",
but what I can do.
I can be someone who I used to
want to be.