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Life Changing Responsibility

Updated on February 25, 2012

Sometimes you think one thing
But it's really another
All your dreams come true
But it seems ambition is consequences' mother
They changed my life
But actually they didn’t
Now I know what money is for
And for what it isn’t
There are things
That money cannot buy
It’s not just love
It’s also how to answer the question why
Now the blame is mine
Even for silent things in the night
Everything I had hoped for
Have now vanished along with the light
Ambition once served me well
As I became more powerful than my dreams
Now I feel so very small
As its rewards shrink in the face of extremes
With the seriousness of life upon me
Staring down what once made me smile
It is the reality of what is expected
Which can no longer be hidden in denial
A life changing moment
Does not recognize time or titles
Now is the moment when I have to answer my own question
And pray that God will believe me in his witness of my recitals


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      Mark Lecuona 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Hi Julie. Thank you for commenting. I hope what happened to you was somethng that will ultimately be a positive learning experience. This one was for a friend who became involved in an intense and emotional situation with few answers available....

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      Julie Jensen 5 years ago from New Orleans

      Recently, I had a life changing experience that makes me understand every word. How apropos...