Reality Check

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What do you do with a wandering one

who only wants to play?

Who groans at the dawn of a morning sun

At the start of another day.

 

Whose goal in life, hang out with friends

And begone with the thought of toil,

To scorn advice or make amends

When self-laid plans unfurl.

 

They feign surprise when peer group frowned

On the slipshod work they do.

Friends don’t want them hanging around

To sponge off remaining few.

 

It’s only when wandering ones like this

Get reality checked one day,

And they’re taken out of their state of bliss

For their indolent life to pay.

 

But some wake up, and change their ways

To surprise of the watchers on,

The cynical doubt the wakeup stays

Ask when will the change be gone?

 

Will they once again be taken in?

It’s a question asked of old.

But some make a turn, new life begin,

And we watch the change unfold.

 

“© Copyright Ian Grice 2017 All rights reserved

 

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17 Comments

  1. How true!

    On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 6:25 PM, ianscyberspace wrote:

    > ianscyberspace posted: ” What do you do with a wandering one who only > wants to play? Who groans at the dawn of a morning sun At the start of > another day. Whose goal in life, hang out with friends And begone with > the thought of toil, To scorn advice or make amends ” >

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