Balancing Act

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You’ve finally done it. A large home and a salary that can’t be beat


But imagine one day it all fell out under your feet


 


Is there nothing left to define you? Do you even know who you are?


Or have you spent your whole life measuring your success to the speed of your car?


 


Fear settles in. Your real nature demands to be noticed


As inner failures become the main focus.


 


It’s a frightening thing working towards a sole goal


Only to realize it has left you with a gaping hole.


 


Imagine all that you’ve missed as your head refused to sway


Tunnel vision aimed at the top. You engrossed in battles day after day.


 


Now, like a ton of bricks the world’s suffering falls to your feet


You’re dumbfounded at the troubles you had as a child struggled to eat.


 


Or you look to your left and notice the beauty in natures design


And begin to think Ah; “Now that’s what Shakespeare had in mind!”


 


Disappointment settles in and I blame you not one bit


You were trapped in a rat race, and simply refused to quit.


 


But this is why I don’t waste time comparing my success to yours


Because if I’m not happy, I’ve clearly closed the wrong doors.


 


So I remove these materialistic fears quickly from my thought


And try to be truly happy as an honest human ought.


 


I try not to lie, but be authentic and true


And spread as much happiness from me to you.


 


And sure I’ll be happy if I make it big and can rejoice


But I better be sure when I get home, I can recognize my lovers voice.


 


Life’s a balancing act and a difficult one I can admit


But find your poise and you’ll succeed in ways the old you wouldn’t permit.  

Created: Feb 29, 2012

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