Coming up to the edge and looking down
Leaves her feeling butterflies in the stomach and light headed
It makes her feel like she could fly if she just had faith and took that last step.
Focusing on that feeling, she makes her decision and closes her eyes, allowing herself to drop
Falling backward, she lands on a pillow of grass, happy with her choice
Viewing her time in uniform
Emily wondered what life would have been without serving
Then she had to admit it was the best damn decision she had made
Ned thought he had been doing better as of late with trying different experiences
Extra things that his old self would have never even thought of trying
Watching the ground accelerate towards him made him reconsider that decision
So that was the moment he pulled out the engagement ring.
That caught her off guard. She wasn’t ready yet, but was that her doubt talking?
Only here was the large diamond breaking the light into rainbows in her face.
Now was when she had to make the big decision, not later. What should she do?
Eventually that became the bedrock of the rest of her life.
Can’t decide which one to buy
He sat there and stared at his screen
Ordinarily, this would be an easy decision
It was made infinitely more complicated because nothing was in stock
Couldn’t get what everyone recommended
Eventually, he gave up and went to bed.
She kept pushing his buttons
Now he was seeing red, but he was too proud to show it
And then her friends joined in, piling it on higher
Perhaps they regretted their decision when he made them walk home
Creamy mac and cheese gooeyness winked at her from the plate
Ordering it had been a close thing.
More often than not she would have just gotten the salad
Fork discarded, she hefted her spoon
Outside world faded away as she hefted the golden goodness into her mouth
Relishing as her tastebuds fully validated her decision
That’s when she felt the warm and fuzzies from her head to her toes.
Forging on down the path less traveled
Rarely has such a line struck home as tonight
Outside the sleet and freezing rain coats everything
So driving right now is crazy difficult
That the plow is on the more traveled path makes me regret my decision
Don’t believe I chose this life
Even though I’ve lived it for over fifty years
Couldn’t really find a single point where
I didn’t coast along life’s eddy currents
So you see, I am a true floater
It might infuriate some of you
Or it might make me your hero
Now that, dear reader, seems to be your…
Being poor made things easy for Chris
Really there were no money decisions
Of course, it also meant at times he had to go hungry
Keeping him always a bit on edge
Even then, it made life simpler, and poor Chris was a simple man.