Does Anyone Remember The Beatles' Song: "Yellow Submarine"?: A Poem
It was long ago while I was still a teen
when the Beatles came up with song
"We All Live in a Yellow Submarine"
lyrics little understood but strong.
I used to hum the catchy tune
a teenager happy, careless and free
on top of the world like imaginary tycoon
not even thinking what some day I wanted to be.
Many years passed until that day
when the lyrics got a meaning to me
some deep truth they wanted to convey
about human nature that not many can see.
Yes, in a yellow submarine we all live
submerged in our subconscious bubble
too far from conscious that we could forgive
and that represents our human biggest trouble.
We can't see beyond that enclosed space
far down from sun of the enlightened sky
switched on automatic, most of our race
from our day of birth, till the day we die.
How little would it really take to emerge
out of the depth that's so murky and afar
perhaps at least to be floating on the verge
of two worlds -- wet, but knowing that we are.