There are folks somewhere and everywhere whose career path has been linear,
They wind up doing what they prepared for, the results are winnier!
They work at their craft for years, prosperous and content,
Looking back, they say, "Those years were well spent".
There are some who are willing to just put in their time,
I've done some of that, though that ambition has not been mine.
What used to be purposeful and fill up the hours,
Now, eerily, doesn't seem to have the same powers.
If, after some time, you feel your career start to turn,
What used "to cream your butter"--now you can't find the urn.
When your desires change and with Greeley, you head West,
What might not be easy to do, turns out for the best.
Each of us are individuals, we have our tics and tocks,
Don't let others tell you what you like and put your career in a box.
Try different paths, you might find success,
What you wind up good at, is anyone's guess.
What if Whitney got discouraged -didn't invent the cotton gin?
Didn't get gain from that and had money to spend.
What if Beethoven hadn't "musiced"year after year?
Even composed after he lost the ability to hear.
Robert Frost said "the road less travelled" is best,
Making "all the difference" puts your creativity to the test.
Travel the career interstate if you want to get somewhere fast,
But the backroads, the single lanes will give a career that'll last.
Dave likes to put together words to make poems. Sometimes the rhythms are great and sometimes they are a stretch. Either way they will make you think, make you laugh, make you wonder what's going on with Dave. :)