College Life For A 40 Year Old!
Single in the night sky as one star sits atop the Milky Way
Staring down at my unearthly expectations
How far can my stream of consciousness, stream?
A single idea to return to school bolts through my freckles
Lands on my brain and ignites my passion
I filter through subjects that caused me pain
Nodding at past failures and nudging myself forward
I leap onto the collegiate platform and choke on the trail of prior knockouts
I don't look back
I make new tracks and follow an inner core strength that is so superior
It shocks me and I look up into the dark sky
I spot that single star
All is well as the nighttime shields me
For I plunge into years of triumph
As the years sharpen, I find my star again
The older student that I am, never forgets that shining star!