By Michael W. Raley
Life isn’t always fair
And there are times when equal opportunities are rare.
There are those who are born into wealth and privilege,
But since they didn’t earn it, a king’s fortune is squandered.
For those who struggle to exist, this is pure sacrilege.
There are those with obvious talent and skill who waste it,
While there are those who spent their lives wandering,
Searching in the wrong places for fulfillment and meaning.
There are those who spend their lives in a self-imposed cage,
While others seethe with self-righteous indignation and rage.
There are those who walk the well-worn path,
While others seek to blaze a trail.
There are those who will not take a risk unless they do the math,
While others will make a plan only for it to go off the rails.
Somewhere in the midst of these dichotomies
Lies the individual answers, the balance,
For which we seek, knowing that it won’t be easy.
All of us travel with burdens on our backs,
Fighting the night, the cold, and our fear of lack.
However, we must continue our journeys through the dark nights
To find the harmony within our spiritual lights.