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Is it wrong to wander through life’s journey
Not striving to make a worthwhile mark
To have no goal or pious worth
Or make one muse “he was a thinking man”
I have earned no medal or battle won
No selfless task to to spout or rant
The younger years have come and gone
The best I have is huff and pant
Through history gone I sometimes look
A point of which a change could make
But though I wish, it's just no good
In the present I wish for pity's sake.
What I have I have to count
Present day is what life's worth make
I thank the stars for what I found
The riches there are not false or fake
The love of family of wife and children
Friends where bonds don’t ever break
My gratitude to all is worth conveying
Many years I hope to clinch
Plenty of time to ponder this puzzle
I pause to cause a mental pinch
I’m sure with purpose and determination
A mark of note I’m sure to win
But if it never transpires and come to pass
I’ll still not worry, frown or frett
The love I have is sure to last.
Let all others, busy there haggard lives
Wish in vain for better cards
Play the hand you’ve got with thought in mind
You can never lose when you’re the dealer.