So many choices served up by life

Do you go left do you go right

There is no answer that’s always true

Give up something get what calls you


Ponder indecision

Mulling each revision

Onward upward quest a gold ring

Home and hearth what is your thing


Words on this page make sense no doubt

Unfortunate they won’t figure it out

No equation adds all the wedges

Weigh consequences stretch to know edges


In the end you feel some pain

No matter newness potential or fame

In making choices let go move

Something missing that you must lose


Going forward you carry pain

It is with you no matter the gain

Sentient beings discovering worth

That is part of living learning on earth


Transitions are part of the game

Tested by lonliness tears fame or shame

Some simple answers are clear

Others sit pondering year after year


Allow your voices listen to heart

Paint your canvas live your art

In the end go to the grave

With all you received and all you gave


When did you leave someone or something behind and how did you feel?

How did you process it and what did you learn?

How did that learning inform future passages ?

– Stewart Levine ©

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