By Michael W. Raley
Life’s education isn’t always about the degrees earned,
But rather it is in the lessons learned.
The answers aren’t always found in the sacred books,
Thus, it is up to us to search and look.
Don’t be afraid to break off from the pack,
For leaving may be the best move when you look back
On this, your one and only life,
Equal parts love, joy, misery, and strife.
Don’t allow your spiritual flower to wilt
And allow yourself to be weighed down with guilt.
Have the courage to challenge the status quo
And the humility to admit that you don’t know.
Realize that you are never too old for a new start
And embrace this life with all of you mind, soul, and heart.