Ah the oppressiveness of a predictable life
Monday through Friday work, nine to five
Socializing on weekends, trips twice a year
Goals in life inflexible, unflinching and clear..
To own a house, save for college and retirement
To live life ensconced in stability being the intent
Finding fulfillment in family, work and community
Never exploring outside those confines for an opportunity..
If such a life you lead, you are thought to be fortunate
You have everything to aspire for on your plate
But something is missing in the unwavering cadence
Of your life, you often have a longing intense
To take a risk, start something new, follow a hunch
You might succeed wildly, or get a gut punch
Either way, the monotony of your life would break
And valuable lessons from your experiment you would take..
You are finally making up your mind
To go down a precarious path when you find
Life has thrown a curveball at you indeed
And to solve this problem you need
Your resources carefully collected for a rainy day
Your boring life has helped you pay
The bills during an unexpected event
And that puts a rest to your simmering discontent