Walk through neighborhoods in the middle of the day,

Admire the beautiful landscaping along the way.

Homes and lawns cared for with pride,

But dark and silent, there's no one inside.


Where are the people who make these homes gleam?

They are off working for the American dream.

But is it still success when there's no time to rest?

Or watch the sun rise or set in the East and West?


We spend our lives working for things we don't have time to enjoy.

But we only have one life, one shot, so make time for joy.

(Written October 15, 2014.)