All my life,
I did err on the side of caution,
eschewed the wild side,
walked on the right side of the line,
always chose the safe option,
listened to boring reason
I took no risks,
broke no rules,
It’s too late,
death staring me in the face
I’ve wasted my life

Painting: my own – artist unknown

11 thoughts on “Realisation

    1. Thank you my lovely friend! I visited you earlier, but since there was nothing new going on I can only conclude you’re pretty busy right now. I do hope you’re not working too hard – you know what they say: all work and no play….. πŸ™‚

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  1. I have done the same as this poem describes, and now I feel like I have wasted a good portion of my life, but it isn’t too late and I have been taking steps towards breaking out of my shell and living life to the fullest. Loved the poem I could relate to it, thanks. πŸ˜€

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    1. It’s never too late to start living properly πŸ™‚
      Never too late at all, the important thing is not to dwell on the past or what you coulda/shoulda done – no regrets: that’s my motto πŸ˜‰

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  2. Every graduating high school senior should be required to write this poem ten times on a sheet of calligraphy paper for their own good. BTW, getting this poem tattooed on your arm would be the ultimate ironic tattoo for a young hipster, because the people who need this advice would never get a tattoo.

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