If life were just a “perfect” place
We’d have an equal share
Of all that’s good and fun and right
We’d never feel despair.
But life‘s so very intricate
Yet still we must survive
And strip away the layers of time
So we can stay alive.
To realize that at our core
The answers all exist
The dreams and schemes, however bold
Allow us to persist.
To reach up high to risk it all
That life will give us more
To trust ourselves, and run not walk
And open every door.
For one day when we least expect
Our dream will come to life
We’ll stand in awe, a bit surprised
And stare it in the eye.
With smiling face and open arms
Our dream will say “let’s go”
Stand straight and tall, let’s do it all
It’s time to start the show.
The stage is ours, the curtain’s up
The spotlight’s shining bright
And win or lose, this time or next
We know we’ll get it right.
Perfection is a myth a farce
That makes us want and wait
For circumstance to be just right
So we can meet our fate.
But now and then it all makes sense
We finally see the light
That in this fast, chaotic world
We know this is “Just Life.”
by Marlene J. Waldock