Behind the Scenes
If I say I made my own luck, it may not be so.
Maybe someone helped me, and I didn’t know.
When I fell on my face, I could have been
sabotaged by someone I thought was my friend.
Though I’ve tried to help my fellow man
and do good deeds whenever I can,
I know I’ve made enemies inadvertently,
and maybe helped others in ways I can’t see.
I’m sure there were times that I was blind
to the needs of others; it weighs on my mind.
I’m sure I wasted energy trying to see
if somebody else was out to get me.
Life’s about making the world a better place;
it’s not about fighting to win the race
to the top of the ladder or to the bank
or sacrificing integrity for power or rank.
I take compliments with a grain of salt,
and being blamed doesn’t mean I’m at fault.
The opinions of others have merit, but…
it’s sometimes better to go with your gut!
If I’m out there seeking a pat on the back,
It may be best to forget about that!
Accolades I receive may not be
the most reliable measure of my humanity.
Reprinted from Life in Inspiring Places
Copyright 2019 by Cheryl Batavia