On your mark Get set go
When he sent us down
To race our life on mother earth.
He said, each race is different
Tailored for each to his capability.
We went on our own race
Till we grow older
Got influenced with other races
Their milestones, their trophies, their cheer leaders.
Some of us stay put running our own race
Not influenced or distracted by the many
Always staying on track
Enjoying the milestones and the trophies
With or without cheer leaders.
Some of us changed course
And ran in other’s race
Occasionally winning the trophies and accolades.
The empty feeling always returned
Because even though we won
It was not our race to start with.
Some of us have the strength
To go back and re start.
Some of us give up
And live with regret
To the last day
Wishing that we had the strength
To run our own race.