Every morning I wake up with a fire
A fire burning from deep within
I know where I’m going
I know how to get there
But is it possible not to get burnt ?
Is it possible not to step on some toes?
Is there anything like being too ambitious?
Can it all be justified when I join the “pros”
Health is wealth they say
So I eat my vegetable
God is the only way
So I go off cable
Dad says Plan your time!
Mum says to fail is a crime!
So I study till my nails turn grime
I promise myself I won’t waste a dime
It’s finally over! 4 years of no rest!
And I beat my chest cause I did my best!
Life knows I’m just starting this test
And it says to me be my guest
But no ablution
Work, make money,
Destroy any threat then say “I’m sorry”
It doesn’t matter how you get there
Switch off your mind, don’t care
I lie on my death bed
And I ask myself this question
Why do I feel so abashed?
Why do I feel so embarrassed?
Why do I feel so ashamed?
Why do I feel so deserted?
Did I leave behind a legacy?
Was life just about making ends meet?
What’s the prize for not being lazy?
Did I create a void where none can seat?
I fought the world
Fought my friend
Even went bald
Just to blend
At the end of the day I’m just another man
Who came to earth and left an empty can.
The world is ours to conquer! Or so it seems. Our lives are in an endless cycle, go to school, graduate, get a job, get married, have kids , retire then go to the other side. During the daily hustle and bustle do we ever take a moment to think.. what if I don’t make it? What if I don’t get to the next stage?
Have you ever taken a step back to check yourself and answer this question”What am I adding to my environment?” If you walk away today would anyone notice? What Have you done selflessly that wasn’t for your benefit?
Many of us might feel like we are so small and can’t make a difference but each day touch someone’s life positively, help someone out, look for a way you can ease the pain in this world today. Little drops of kindness can turn the world around.
We have a tremendous responsibility . So much depends on us. If not me, who? If not now, when? It is our job here and now to do our best to make a difference – Gordon B.Huckley