Success ( a short poem)

Immortality (@jjj333) 8 years, 5 months ago

Success

When did it become okay to settle for less?
Doing what you’re told, but never your best
Slaving away your life, creating a mess
All those wasted years sitting behind a desk
What should you have done? It’s anyone’s guess
Play follow the leader, just like the rest?
If you look inside, you should feel blessed
The answers are there, but this isn’t a test
It’s a beautiful journey, a personal quest
To discover yourself without all the stress
So spread your wings and leave the nest
Shoot for the moon, and over the crest
You could land in the stars and be impressed
With all the unimaginable places you can find success

-Justin
written on 11.11.13

Thanks for reading

January 4, 2014 at 4:49 pm
Hasenfus (11) (@hasenfus) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

Nice

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Jason (68) (@jasonmctw) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

Thats nice inspiring im currently just writing some lyrics (trying), would you say this is a poem or a song?

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Robert (5) (@kumerle95) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

Every living person should read and embrace your words my friend :)

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TheSeer (168)C (@drallarnnat) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

There was one word that popped into my head as I was reading this poem, especially the second half: Beautiful.

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Josh (213) (@reinvented2012) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

Thanks for sharing. Success is how you define it, not how society does.

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Immortality (456) (@jjj333) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

It’s just what it is.. poetry.. song.. It literally comes from my heart.. I wrote another one at work lastnight and I can’t seem to stop.

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Lifes A Ditch (10) (@Lifes-A-Ditch) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

thanks for reading? you’re quite welcome. thank YOU for posting!

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Frosty (45) (@iflipvans) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

that was awesome.

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Djamel (0) (@Djamel-Eddine) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

Love It

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Josh (213) (@reinvented2012) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

This has to be one of the most relevant poems to people today. Most of us are working jobs we dont like and are too afraid to take a leap of faith and quit.

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Immortality (456) (@jjj333) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

Wow.. ty all for your kind words.. its amazing to feel that my words can inspire others. That’s really all I’ve ever wanted.

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Immortality (456) (@jjj333) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

So i woke up today after having a dream lastnight.. my dream told me to start taking my own words to heart.. so today I changed my life. In 2 months I’m quitting my factory job.. moving all the way from wisconsin to florida.. and getting a job as a bartender on siesta key beach.. I’m blessed to have friends that can help make this happen.. but ultimately it starts within ourselves. I guess all that spanish I’ve been teaching myself just might come in useful afterall!

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HenricusHalkins (0) (@Castle) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

thank you. Nice poem. I liked leaving the nest part :) looking forward for more

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josephm (772) (@josephm) 8 years, 5 months ago ago

forwhat art thou success?
must life be honest?
perchance indeed blissful unconscious.

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