By Michael W. Raley
I took a leap of faith
And landed flat on my face.
However, I don’t have time to mourn my fate
Because I have to finish this race.
I cannot afford to remain
Mentally sick and frail,
Bound up with pain,
For I’m setting out on a new trail.
I am shutting down the negativity and the strife,
While setting forth the new rules for my life.
I must say so long
To time wasted on perceived slights and wrongs,
For I am choosing a new way
To live out the rest of my days.
Though my mind is nervous and frightened,
My spirit man is alert and heightened
With the awareness each new day brings
From the Lord, to whom I praise and sing.
Though my life has been turned upside down and rearranged,
I welcome the challenge of the change.