You Get What You Ask For

Photo of Randy Legaspi


I bargained with life for a penny

and life would pay no more,

however, I begged at evening

when I counted my scanty store;

For life is a just employer

he gives you what you ask

but, once you have set the wages

why, you must bear the task;

I worked for a menial’s hire

only to learn dismayed

that any wage I had asked of life,

life would have willingly paid.


What are YOU asking of life?


Are you asking for a life like everyone else or are you asking for a life that YOU want?

Think about it…

Editor’s Note: This poem was originally published on August 17, 2010 by a blogger. Apologies and thanks to the author, whose name is not publicly disclosed. Thank you!
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