[Poem][But Yourself]


But Yourself


Is there something more to it all that we do?

Are we driven to succeed because we want to or because we have to?

This world we live in, this constant economic consumerism.

What is so wrong with working at ground level, at a clothing store,

Or dollar store or grocery store?

If you’re doing what you love, and living contently,

why does the amount of money you have matter?

If you’re comfortable and around the people you need,

why does gaining more at the cost of contentment seem appealing?

When we are happy, does that not mean success has been obtained?

If happiness in a one bedroom apartment, in a retail position,

spending extra time on family, friends, and hobbies that are cherished,

Does more need to be done?

Going back to school and seeking what is considered ‘better’ employment,

something that has to be done?

To impress those around?

Or worse yet, strangers never to be met again?

Make a move, make a change, drive yourself to the edge,

to achieve something more,

But make it for yourself, it WILL because YOU want to do it.

It will NOT be for someone else to gawk at, it will NOT be to impress the strangers,

Anyone but yourself.


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