Tuesday, March 11, 2008

When the future comes knockin’ (at your door)

Many described the aftermath of the 12th GE as a political tsunami; while some others compared it to a new dawn. Still many others are reeling from the shock and trying to take stock of the new reality. As someone who had been waiting for a new beginning for more than a decade, I thank God that the voice of the subalterns are being heard and pray that the people’s choice will pave the way for a bright and shining future!
The times they are a-changin'
By Bob Dylan
Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'


Bergen said...

Nice to have you over, ma'am. Thank you for visiting. You be sure to have a good day now, y'hear?

BaitiBadarudin said...

My pleasure, sir, and you have a good day too (courtsey ala Scarlett O'Hara). And don't forget, "With enough courage, you can do without a reputation" (Rhett Butler, from Gone with the Wind)