This is just a poem I wrote about a year ago for a writing contest. Enjoy!
Off the Clock
Office grind and a big salary
Don’t appeal to me.
Predictability and morning coffee
Just depress me.
Settling on a ready-made blueprint of a life,
Complete with a stepford wife,
Is not a part of my reality.
Freedom from routine and complacency
Is where I want to be.
Imagination and creativity
Will never come second.
Inner truth is always right,
While outside opinions can take flight.
My life is not yours to take
And no life path is the same.
Keep your upgrades and business trips,
I’ll stop and smell the tulips.
The moment is worth more than money can buy
And happiness cannot be penciled in.
A one-size fits all life
Only leads to boredom and strife.
Individuality is the golden key
Unlocking all my possibilities.