Write the Future

To be young and restless,
Middle-aged and breathless,
Old and reflective,
A child’s mind returns.

To see only looking backward, 
In the action of forward,
Writing the future of self-worth,

Wary of success,
Resilient to failure,
Even encouraged by little improvement,

Of doubt,
Of worry,
Of excitement,

Be careful of starting too early,
For age can be a cage,
This life is a sine wave,
A wobbly, slippery slope of downs, ups, and averages

The mind sets in the present, 
Rides waves of opportunities,
The indecisive drown.

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