Future Happiness

University at eighteenStraight As but with a social lifeDream job straight outta schoolMarried by thirtyFirst home within a year of thatHolidays in distant placesFriends in high placesPerfect kidsThe best schoolsEarly retirement-Fill in the blanksWith your recipe for yourFuture happiness.The future is elusive by natureAnd it’s hard enough to perfectly predict the weatherLet alone future bliss.The […]

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Constellation of Opportunity

Big breaksAren’t always what they seem.Some of our dreamsTook us away from our rootsAnd now the soil that raised usFeels strange.DisappointmentsAren’t always as devastatingAs they feel,Our scars remind us ofLife’s fragility.We do not liveIn linear sequence,Advancing from stageTo stageIn rapid succession,One calculated moveAfter another.We live in aConstellation of Opportunity,The winsAnd lossesAnd the days when nothing […]

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Fences

Sitting on the fenceOften feels like a good alternativeTo making a decision.A safer way to navigateThe perilous world of being‘Damned if you doAnd damned if you don’t’When the best thing to do isn’t obvious.It can feel so much saferTo drag your feetTo hesitateTo look for someone to tell you what to do.Or to wait for […]

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