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"Second-Hand" Life

Updated on November 26, 2012
"Second-hand" Junk; Photo “Harlem Trash” by loan Sameli / Flickr
"Second-hand" Junk; Photo “Harlem Trash” by loan Sameli / Flickr | Source

I think it has finally become clear to me...

That life has turned out...quite unexpected-ly.

It never really went according to plan...

Yet...I stand...and look around at my age...a fortunate man.

What would I have done with myself...if things had worked exactly according to script...

I think I would stand...and look around at my age...and feel "short-changed"...a bit!

I don't want a "Second-hand" Life handed down to me...prepared with a gift and a bow...

I'm determined to "press-on" in this life...and watch my dreams come to pass...and I'd like for that to happen...real slow!

Knights of old would aim for brass rings while in jousting tournaments. Picture titled: "Knight on Horseback"
Knights of old would aim for brass rings while in jousting tournaments. Picture titled: "Knight on Horseback" | Source

I don't want no darn "Second-Hand" Life...handed down to me...

Though I'm older now...I have settled for some things...instead of seeking opportunity.

I know...I have dreamed bigger than the heavens are above land and sea...

I don't have that many regrets in life...Except all the ones that still bother me.

Each thing in life...I found along the way...each day by day...

Helped me to make it...just a little bit further along...on my way.

Yet, I still sit here with "Hope" in one hand..."Poop" in the other...Boy, does it smell !!

I'm thinkin' that my best years are still ahead...And hoping that notion hasn't been shot to H_ll!

 "Grab that Brass Ring" (Creative Commons Creative Commons License Deed Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)
"Grab that Brass Ring" (Creative Commons Creative Commons License Deed Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) | Source

I want to reach for that (*) golden or (**) brass ring...

I want to get even better at this...whole "life"-thing.

I have been around a little while now...but yet...I still yearn to grow...

There is so much going on-on this great big planet-I have so much more-yet to know.

The life that was pre-prescribed to me...gave me many things of what my heart desired...

I want to step off that pre-prescribed page...I have much further to go...and I'm truly inspired!

No more..."Second-hand" life for me...the one that just got me by...

Time to build me a new set of wings...Time to strap 'em on...and really fly!

That's right...There'll be no more...just getting by...for me...my friend...

I have a new direction in my life...and it will be better then it has ever been!

 "Time to build me a new set of wings...Time to strap 'em on...and really fly!" (Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License)
"Time to build me a new set of wings...Time to strap 'em on...and really fly!" (Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License) | Source

I have had a great life... I would die with a smile on my face...right now...if I were to leave...

There would be no remorse for what I have done with my life....think of me with a smile...and no grief.

For I have lived and loved and conquered my own challenges...at each point in time...

I have learned the gift of love...and friendship...of laughter...and the Art of the "Manly" Rhyme.

But should I be granted a few more years...or even a couple of days...

I plan to make the best of them...After all...We're all here...juz' living on grace.

For the next turning point in my life...I want to smell more...I want to see more fantastic things...

What would life be anyway...if we didn't ever try to reach out...and grab those golden rings!


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