A year ago my son Benjamin wrote the following poem. This wasn’t at school nor was it for an assignment. While in our hotel in NYC, he grabbed a scratchpad and jotted this down in a matter of minutes.
I’ve always been of the opinion that our children were sent here to teach us more than we have to teach them. I hope Ben’s poem teaches you, inspires you, and propels you into action today. I know stumbling across this over the weekend did just that for me.
Go and Live Your Best Life Today
by Benjamin Wintrip
At some point in our lives everything will be forgotten.
Words will be burned and thoughts obliterated.
Being famous won’t matter, people will be equal, and we will be gone.
But who will rise up from our ashes and fix what we have done?
Who will reconstruct what was lost in greed?
Who will rebuild our cities, our homes, our lives?
That person is you.
You can rise up, be your best.
Rise up and put everything behind you.
Correct your mistakes in life, live and turn anew.
For deceit is only a state of mind.
Greed is only there to weigh us down.
Anger is an illusion masked by fear,
And fear is there because we are afraid of the unknown.
The unknown is where the world exists.
Let yourself step into your new world, your world unknown.
For only you can live your life.
Only you can live your best.
So step off the pre-designed path built by the controllers and go on with your life.
Go on and discover what was meant to be, yet locked away.
Go and live your best life today.