The Point Is What You Have, Not What You Don't

Music: Fugue in Bb Minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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Nicholas Gordon

The point is what you have, not what you don't.
How can you be happy when you won't?
All of us at times are angry, sad,
Nervous, testy, thinking we've been had,
Knowing life for others turned out better,
Sure that in most dealings we're the debtor.
Granted, granted. But fortune is a choice
In which you find your music and your voice,
Vividly in tune with what you see
If you would live your life harmoniously.
None can choose acceptance without seeing
Gifts that come unsought from simply being.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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