By Michael W. Raley
I have this one life,
Interconnected to the world around me.
I am learning to seek balance and harmony,
Putting away the nonsensical bickering and petty strife.
I can choose to be a drone caught up in the grind
Or I can seize this single, fleeting moment in time
To empower myself into action
And ignore the useless noises of distraction.
I refuse to be placated or pacified;
I cannot allow my true self to become calcified,
A fossil, a lost relic from another age
Who never seized the moment on life’s stage.
I cannot worry about what may never come,
Nor can I lament over what has been.
Today is my chance to begin again
And live in this moment, this life, my only one.