The Meaning of Success

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:41 -- aluse

A question posed to a child,

Explained.

Will success mean to you

 what it means to me?

To be free, to be wealthy,

Not knowing a day of fear,

Telling others how to think and speak,

How to act.

To never need, only want,

To be entitled.

A question posed to a child,

Experienced.

Will success mean to me

what it means to you?

To be free, to be inspired,

Not knowing a day of regret,

Sharing with others how to listen and love,

How to live.

To never judge, only learn,

To be responsible.

A question posed to a child,

Repeated.

I know what it meant to you,

What you wanted it to mean to me.

I know that it means to me,

What it did not mean to you.

So I pose to you what was asked of me,

As a child,

Now an adult.

Will you let success mean to you

 what it means to me?

Comments

Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741