What happened to all those years?

Just another one of those days where I wonder on just what am I doing everyday.

There is much time for entertainment
Now with knowledge you must contend
spend each waking moment in the pursuit
so that good fortune on you might descend

Seventeen years quickly flew away
With many a degree went to war
set myself to apply my skills
at work to become that rising star

The days blurred into decades
In the mid-years now took time to pause
the promise of happiness that never came
Was my pursuit worth the cause?

Could I from this life retire?
What about my inheritance of debt?
Could I finally have my peace?
Or was it too late to have regrets?

I shake my head in amazement
wondering what happened to all those years
that were spent in the pursuit of emptiness
that now only bring me tears!

The End

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