We look everywhere for the wisdom we seek.
From the beginning of life as we begin to speak
We all quickly learn to play pretend.
Playing dress up and acting like adults, we portend
The life we are to live when we can pay our own way.
Then we realize we never really grow up one day.
That once we learn to crawl we must walk.
That once we learn to walk we can’t stop.
Once we are born life is filled with so many ifs.
Once we are grown there is a small tariff.
So minute you might not even notice it
As you’ll be too busy making things fit.
As you pay your way through life today
Make sure you realize you are on your way
Out of another cycle of your life
Into another cycle of new strife.
Because life is always filled with life lessons
And lessons can not come without regression.
In order to go forwards you must go back.
In order to go backwards you must attack.
Attack with courage and curiosity.
These qualities of life you must always portray.
Because if you lose your thirst for life
You must … turn in your stripes.