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Direction of Life

If life progresses down a path,
Where you don’t want to go.
It’s no surprise, that you may feel,
You’re getting nowhere slow.

In what direction did you choose,
To take your ‘path of life’,
Or did you choose, were you just led,
By those who gave advice.

Maybe you, meandered free,
To end up here today.
But what horizons would you seek,
if you could go ‘your’ way.

There’s nothing wrong with roaming wild,
But choice must play some part.
The way you go, is up to you,
’Though governed by your heart.

It’s better still to set some goals,
To give your life an aim.
Try not to reach up for the sky,
Just things you can attain.

To make sure I was walking straight,
When I had lost my way,
I made a list of things to do,
To help me every day.

To move a little further, from the things that tied my feet.
To be a little nicer, to the folks I chanced to meet.
To help some anxious people, to set their worries free
To bring a little happiness, to others and to me.
To heal some wounded spirits, and to help them bear their pain.
To motivate the weary, to find the strength to live again.
To seek a purpose in my life, for everything I do.
And finally, for wisdom and the will to see it through.

These may not be your choices,
As our paths are not the same,
But they lifted me from darkness,
And let me love life again.

So write down what your missing,
Let the words become your seeds.
For with love, and care, and effort,
They’ll sprout up to meet your needs.

Ivor G Davies

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