By Michael W. Raley
No one wants to see a dream go unfulfilled.
However, we quickly learn this possibility is real.
Sometimes taking solace knowing you did your best
Doesn’t always stop your heart and spirit from sinking into your chest.
You look around at this disaster zone of a mess
And you go further down the bottomless pit, the hopeless abyss.
You hold onto the hope that everything will be made right
When you cross over into eternity’s light.
As you live out the rest of your days,
How do you find the strength to give thanks, to hope, or pray?
You feel used and burned.
You set the course, yet the winds and the ship turned.
You learned the steps, you took the chance,
Only to find out the conductor changed the song and dance.
We must continue in faith, but we must learn to adapt.
We don’t get all of the information, sometimes we must read and react.
If life is a game, we are the quarterback.
With each play, we may complete a touchdown pass or find ourselves sacked.
Sometimes a play will be broken and go haywire,
Which can get the adrenaline pumping, and turn a spark into a fire.
Life is a matter of timing and circumstance,
And we may have 60, 70, 80, or 90 years to live through.
Make the best of it, no matter what you decide to do.
Enjoy the journey, make up your own steps, dance your own dance.