It is littered with dark coffee stains
and stressed cigarette rings
with the thoughts of the confused.
I came into this world with nothing
and thought I would die with the same
no matter how hard I did try.
I wondered many times in silence
how having something would feel.
Gambling on the wrong road
took everything from my hands.
Leaving all I had was life.
Embracing that life was all I needed.
A deeper appreciation is accepted
to reach natural fulfillment
of life’s road traveled.
September 11, 2015
© Andrew Scott – Just a Maritime Boy 2015