Where I Belong

Dropped out of college, I was finished like Kanye,

Sipping whisky, alternating between drinks, pass the Bombay.

My parents worked too hard for me to fail at life,

Literary success is one dimension of my grind, bosed up, started soaring to new heights.

They told me I needed a degree to succeed in life,

But the truth is I’ve surpassed those who didn’t understand my plight.

Diplomas, degrees, and certificates are only credentials,

Life experience is essential, the irreplaceable element that’s quintessential.

Working for a manager who doesn’t value your wellbeing,

Open up your eyes, realize the deception you’re seeing.

I wasn’t born to be treated like another number on the stat sheet,

Everything that’s labelled as impossible I reach.

I’m a hopeful dreamer, compassionate, deeply romantic,

Witty remarks leave you feeling jubilant, life just expanded.

Book tours across the province, exploring the nation,

Even hit spots overseas, time for a celebration.

Public speaking became another method to inspire,

Attended conferences and seminars, showed the audience the means to comfortably retire.

Words are powerful tools with knowledge behind them,

Wisdom is the only way to rise up, the necessity for surviving.

Get out of your own way, escape what doesn’t matter,

The more your mind focuses on the negativity, you only become madder.

Caring about what doesn’t need your energy is insufficient,

Seeing the brighter side of life is the divine difference.

Taking one positive element out of your day is all that counts,

The amount isn’t measured by the ounce.

Accurately on target like an arrow, invoking joy like a Christmas Carol,

I’m looking fly in off-brand or designer apparel.

Uplifting entrenched communities, earning to give back,

The assets and finances are temporary comforts, that’s a fact.

We own our thoughts, honor, dignity, and integrity,

Radiating with positive energy, repelling treachery, knocking out lethargy.

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