Key Stages 3 and 4

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Choice is Always Yours (The)

The road ahead?  You’re quite unsure.

You’re far too young and immature.

     That road ahead?  You cannot choose.

     Too much advice can quite confuse.


The road of life is far from straight

With twists and turns at every gate.

      The weight of choice is hard to bear

       And when you’re young, can this be fair?


The ups, the downs of working life:

Those joyful times; those days of strife.

      Each day, once gone, will not return.

      There’s work to do, money to earn.


As humans we must surely strive

To find work where we’ll live and thrive:

      Employment where we’ll use our skills:

      And work to help us pay our bills.


Perhaps you have a deep desire:

An inward urge - a burning fire.

      That road for you lies straight ahead

       And on this path you’ll boldly tread.


For others, do not rush ahead

But pause awhile and wait instead.

      The road you take, of course is yours:

      Do NOT be pushed.  Step back and pause!

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MY NOTE TO YOU:    It won't take you long before you have to make a choice in life which may range from:  'What will I wear today?' to 'Do I now hand my  notice in and seek different work?'  It could be that you simply have no choice at all but have to escape to a place of safety in this world.  Sometimes you have the choice of deciding whether to show your disgust at something you've seen/read, or whether to keep your mouth shut and stay in the background, safely perhaps.  I have to say that I've just been reading someone's 'POETRY' as it was listed, and wondered why on earth it was ever considered poetry by one of our poetry organizations.  But I'll keep quiet and only you know of my thoughts.  Don't forget, especially you teenagers, that quite often you can change a decision you have made in life, but please, please, please, do not be led into doing something just because others around you are going in a direction that you do not wish to be led into.  As I've said above - 'The Choice is Always Yours.' - - Josie