Chances

As I sit and watch the people go by

They seem in a hurry

Like they’re thinking ahead

With an aching heart that’s hurting

 

Why won’t time slow down?

Our mistakes define our lives

Always looking further

With a fear of failing

 

We strive for perfection

And ignore excellence

A value for quantity over quality

With a desire to please

 

Always seeking something in the future

Without a thought of the present

Where is the thought of one another?

With a dark cloud of loneliness

 

Chances are given

And we take them for granted

Looking for a different horizon

With circumstances we can control

 

Life is not meant to be rushed

Please slow down

Take one thing at a time

We are not meant to be alone

 

Aching hearts need to be loved

Failure always leads to growth

A desire to be kind is impactful

Even through circumstances we can’t control

 

As I sit and watch the people go by

They seem in a hurry

I know it is now my time to reach out

This new day is always chance that needs to be taken