coloring book

They say life is a book
And somewhere someone up there has written it
For you
How your destiny plays out
Who you gonna marry and have kids with
When you are going to kill yourself.

I say, yes, maybe it is
A book. Maybe it is a coloring book,
Where you take your crayons (when you are young),
Your color pencils (not so young)
Watercolors (when more responsible)
Oils (when u discover canvas)
And maybe even Microsoft Paint.
But you know it might not be such a book.
I reckon its a book with lots of dots or dashes.
The pictures aren’t quite neatly outlined to be colored in.
No it aint simply a matter of keeping within the lines or choosing sensible colors
What if you cannot even make up shapes
Nor know exacctly how to connect the dots
The dots guide me – do they really?
I don’t know anymore.
Its a coloring book, but I
Might just draw smiley faces in it

coloring book