Living Life

That’s the life
They teach us at school
Get top grades
Don’t be a fool.

Go off to college
Get a PhD
To get a top job
And start a family.

Work your way up
Get to the top
Earn enough money
To support ma and pop.

Take vacations
At least twice a year
With the wife and the kids
And toast over a beer.

Far from reality
Life isn’t a breeze
Yet that’s the expectation
They feed us, with ease.

Don’t settle for less
What if less settles for us?
What do we do then?
That, they won’t discuss.

Life gives you lemons
Just make lemonade!
I wish it was as simple
As it is to say.

 

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Imagination

In my head I live with the fairies
In a mystical forest that’s bright and airy
The moon glows blue and tiny lanterns glow
And angels of heaven seem to come and go.

Just before that I lived the hard rock life
Vodka for breakfast followed by strife
Sold out arenas to please the fans
Touring on the road with numerous bands.

Being a Hollywood housewife wasn’t for me
Even though I never had to cook or clean
I shopped til I dropped every weekend
Threw extravagant parties and had lunches with friends.

Eventually I worked in real estate
Three story homes and yachts i’d renovate
Not a fancy neighbourhood that I haven’t seen
Though that phase of life’s now just a ‘has been.’

Maybe next i’ll be a Queen
Or a deep sea explorer in a submarine
Free to be me, away from reality
Forever i’ll live in my deepest fantasies.