Birthday Cake, a Poem
Life isn’t all Birthday Cake
Not even close
Too many of us learn this too late
But better late than never, I suppose
Champagne might be great
And sure, you could get drunk
Maybe that is an escape
But can you be the best you, drunk?
Fast food is tasty
Does it promote good health?
Answer that question yourself
Yet we often don’t bother to focus on these things
Sure, a party, Birthday Cake, it sounds great
A nice piece of cake, a soft drink –
Sounds like fun
But what happens?
How many of us want Cake, when there is no Birthday
No question mark needed, that’s rhetorical
And we lie to ourselves
Because, hey, if we face the truth we face change
Change is scary
Yet we want to pretend we are courageous
Maybe, it is better that we admit to being afraid
And work toward changing ourselves anyway
Nobody can change you
Only you can change you
Birthday Cake, on a birthday, once in a while might be ok
But how many of us are Birthday cake everyday people?
Yes, we are busy
Yes life is tough
And then this, “I deserve”
Once upon a time I read
“In nature there are no rewards or punishments, just consequences.”
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