Life’s not a straight path to the end, if it was it would be pretty boring really.  I think every once in a while we all need to be reminded that to really get everything we can from life, there needs to be a few twists and turns.

Even when they seem bad they happen for a reason.  Whether it’s to teach a lesson we need to learn, or to show us something we haven’t considered before, every one of life’s twists and turns is important to the ride.

We all get to a point where we let logic win.

Settle for where we are and let reality set in.

We let go of our dreams and stop reaching for stars.

Shunning hope and focussing on our scars.

The reality is we can’t give up hope.

These setbacks are things with which we must cope.

Something better is around the corner, as long as we turn.

If only to this straight path we weren’t so stern.

Twists and turns are a part of the ride.

Without them it’s just a downhill slide.

Make the change and just ride the current of this stream.

Follow the flow through the rapids to your dream.

Even in the strongest river things get stuck on the way.

The river keeps flowing, so push back into the fray.


No matter how young or old you are, one of the most important things you can learn is to never give up on what you want.  You will be sidetracked, and you will lose focus, but just don’t give up.  It’s always worth it in the end.