Handed an opportunity
Don’t stop and stare
At your overflowing palms
Or start to walk blindly.
Run! Grasp your fingers tightly
Into your passion and begin
To run as fast and as gracefully
As you can without
Dropping the extreme delicacy
That will surely die
If you don’t deliver.
You will let yourself
Down, down, keep on falling
Keep on going, don’t drop another
If you do, you’ll never be able to
Go back and get it
Once it’s gone, it’s gone
They never stay long, or perhaps
Become so usual you neglect
To appreciate their worth.
Fight for it, never stop running
Reach the point and relay
The message so we can all
Finish the pursuit
Of the one thing we always wanted
We chase happiness with the
Glass in our hands, never ceasing,
Never believing, for one second
That it is even possible not to succeed.
So look down, hold on and
Run as fast as you can, no turning back.
Life is a relay. Grasping leads to release.
22 April 2008