In Medias Res

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The route one takes through life

could be mapped, if one decided to.

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A left turn here, a job quit,

the girl left behind, the girl married,

the child had, the house bought;

all options, choices made,

and the roads not taken.

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So here we are, it’s where we are, and this is us,

in all our inglorious imperfections.

Like it or not, that’s how it is –

we choose, and we chose.

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Those who were successful, played the game well;

those who were not, not as well.

And sometimes we find the cards stacked against us;

it’s then time to find another deck.

Roadblocks, loopholes, freebies, and suffering,

all of it comes with the name of the game.

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Kudos for those who won in their moment,

sadness pervades for those it evades.

And in all of this flux, I’ve searched for enjoyment.

Though some will call me a winner,

comparatively speaking;

some will call me a loser;

relatively speaking.

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I call myself lucky,

even through my misfortunes.

I call myself happy,

even though I’ve had sadness;

all because of what I’ve experienced –

the people I’ve met along the way;

good or bad, right or wrong;

it was the little things.

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I stopped to notice the little things

along the way.

Enjoyed every smile, every joke,

every good chat, and convivial laughter.

The beautiful days, they’re all that matter.

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It’s the long run, where the tally is done.

In media res, just enjoy the trip.

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Copyright © 2011 Marvin Loyd Welborn. All Rights Reserved.

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Comments

  1. The path sometimes is straight, other times it is bent or crooked. I suppose we have a part in its making. We decide which path to take for best results ( though wrong turns can set us back for some while)

    Hank

    Reply

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