The Paths We Choose

career-day-clip-art

It’s a particular drive

that urges us forward

as we follow paths

that define us

Teacher, Nurse, Chef

Carpenter, Banker, Scientist

Entertainer, Minister, Mom

We all began as children

playing in the schoolyard

For some, the call came early

almost predestined in a grand plan

For others, the way wound around

several sharp curves and u-turns

Still, we were once those children

trying on roles that didn’t fit quite right

In time we find our way

with some getting lost in professions

that evolve into all encompassing ways of life

and others content to punch the daily time clock

and leave it behind at the end of the day

All leading lives those young children

couldn’t possibly imagine in a world of make-believe

Those lucky ones

who grow to become immersed

in roles that allow a true reflection of

that child who once dreamed of glory

define success and achievement

Unique no matter what the role

Shopkeeper, Engineer, Mechanic

Librarian, CEO, Fireman

Politician, Artist, Poet

We all began as children

playing in the schoolyard

It’s a particular drive that urges us forward

as we follow paths that define us

Just remember to smile as you pass

those children playing in the schoolyard




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  1. Yes, I can now see the many school mates, army mates and the different paths taken by them and me…..sharing only memories of those good old times and the farewells as we sang auld lang syne years and years ago.

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