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fight the good fight

what's next
now that's a very good question
no one beating down my door
they want me
they just don't know it yet
I am 50 now
and it's a fact
once you reach a certain age
they'd lead you to believe
you are yesterday's news
your best years behind you
you must learn to be content
with the scraps they throw you
looks like they don't really know you
far too soon to roll over and die
not at least while
you've got enough fight
left in you
to fight the good fight

the joy of giving

a life of service
serving others
rather than yourself
always giving
more than you take
the world needs more of you
that's for sure
hard to have nothing left
at the end of the day
still you keep on giving anyway
in danger of giving
too much of yourself away
to someone who only ever knew
how to take
seems to me this could be
one of life's great mistakes
but it's all about
how it feels for you
the joy of giving
until you've experienced it
perhaps you're not yet
truly living

a world of possibility

wasted mornings
easier to justify
when it's pouring rain outside
trying not to be morose
closing in on 50
with not a lot to show
for all these years
on planet earth
then again who's keeping track
who's looking back
on all of life's disappointments
besides me
fortunately, I have found love
been resurrected by it
so many more times
than your average joe
it's made my world
a much better place
just by being open to it
letting it wash the blues away
when things didn't work out
like I had hoped they would
I had just enough time
on a wasted morning just like this
to rediscover my bliss
when the future looked grim
all I needed to do
was stop and enjoy the view
never failed to work its magic
when I'd stopped believing
anything was possible
for dreamers like me
there it was again
right in front of me
a world of possibility