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As a young man…
A world wide open
But what did I see?
So many just like me
All in the same boat
Seeking their way
And always battling
To rise above
The crowd
It wasn’t what
I’d have chosen
But who chose to be
Part of a “Baby Boom”?
I look at my image
The mirror won’t lie
What I honestly see
Is a decent man
Fighting to survive
But kindness doesn’t
Get you far in a world
That disdains you
If you’re not yet a star
Never willing to overpromote
Never willing to rock the boat
My strengths…some see
Others may not
But don’t ever ignore
The lion inside…he’ll
Not stop with a roar


© 2016 Robert Mihaly


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  1. bbeyes4 · March 1, 2016

    Omg Robert!! I LOVE this!! What a wonderful job you did!! Wow!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Robert Mihaly · March 1, 2016

      Thank you so much, Suzanne. Took awhile to think it through.

      Liked by 1 person

      • bbeyes4 · March 1, 2016

        I had trouble with this prompt. I loved the image but I had a really hard time putting it into words, and unfortunately it showed..

        Liked by 1 person

    • artifiswords · March 3, 2016

      Your response doesn’t require an apology, Suzanne. All of these require thought. I know the idea is to just write, but I want more than to spew a bunch of words. That’s too much like what politicians do. 😉


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