Tuesday, September 18, 2012

MISSED OPPORTUNITY

We are not too different...
But then again we are not quite the same....
I was given many opportunities...
That you did not get a chance to attain....
Born into a good two parent family.....
Not poor not rich but able to live comfortably...
Beginning life with the ability to...
Be successful in whatever I desired..
Well not everything but many things to be admired.....
But the opportunities were not just handed to me....
Devotion like no other, determined not to miss
I had to fight constantly for what I wanted.....
Winning some, losing out on others.....
Some my fault, others controlled by different factors
Opportunities based on age, race, sex, and religion
Does not seem fair but life is not fair...
So I took my chance and will continue to take.....
Until the strength to take a chance has withered away....

Until that time arrives...
I want to give you the opportunity....
To overcome your current circumstances......
If I can not give it...I will show you how to obtain it.....
But I can only show you what I know....
I can only give what I have received.....
It is my way of giving back
To the many individuals that gave to me.....
Sitting back waiting for it to arrive....
You will miss it if you do not give it a try....
Stay a step ahead...not one step behind....
No more missing chances that are meant to be....
Still uncertain...it is okay
We both know it may not happen today....
Realizing that an opportunity given to me....
Does not make me better than you.......
And the lack of an opportunity
Does not make you lesser than me....
We all deserve the same opportunities...
You missed the first train, but never let that be an excuse.
Catch the next one....
There is an opportunity out there waiting to be discovered.








5 comments:

  1. Well what an observation, only if everyone thought the same way then parents would stop giving their children too much and children wouldn't be so self centered about life and thinking that somebody owes them everything. If we all reviewed our history more often we probably would be more thankful.

    Amen Daughter, MUCH LOVE, DAD

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  2. Naomi, are you advocating that we miss opportunities because we sometime do not take charge of our lives? Thank you for the inspiration daughter.

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  3. Mom....I'm saying that sometimes we miss opportunities because of circumstances that we have no control over and sometimes we miss out because we never tried. Love you and glad that I could inspire you.

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  4. Mom....I'm saying that sometimes we miss opportunities because of circumstances that we have no control over and sometimes we miss out because we never tried. Love you and glad that I could inspire you.

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