Because I Am Human

At one time or another most of us find ourselves wishing

We would have done many things differently than we did

Even though we know one walk down life's highway is all we have

And wishing for a second walk is fruitless because it's forbidden.

Often I find myself wishing I lived on an uncharted island

Away from worries and frustrations I face daily in my life

But when reality replaces my wishes I find myself wondering

Would I be happier without my worries or everyday strife?

Could it be most of us are happy and don't realize it

Until tragedy takes someone or something we love away

And we realize what we lost meant more to us than our wishes

I won't wish anymore today, but I might some other day.

Because I am human...

Ralph L. Clark © 2002

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