The bell rings, the dawn sings

And we are off to the races

Repeated reels, my life it feels

Is just going through the paces


Rewind again, through the repetitious din

And let me see a vision

Of life within, what might have been

My choice was the decision


Once last rewind, regain the time

And start from the beginning

And see the frames, gilt but unclaimed

Lie waiting for your bidding


“We are the sum of the choices we make”

Laura Francis Free Gielow