Deviating from our chosen goals
Impulsively we jump around
Gambling our future, we
Relegate hard work to luck
Ensuring failure to reach potential
Somehow move through life
Sure the truth hurts
Insecurity breeds
Once promising future
Now ruined forever

Digression led us astray 


I have not changed

I have not changed
I learned to live
With a long list
Of unachieved goals
Ghost of accepting
The inevitable
Things that I can’t change
Does not faze me now
Hiding behind a mask
Of my own making
Tolerating unseen pain
Is no longer acceptable
I am free of the shadows
Lurking behind the veil
Not defeated
My soul is free
Garbage of the past
Forward to future
I have not changed