What makes us act the way we do
Is it something buried deep in our genes?
Programmed to live our whole life through
Never able to alter the scene?
Are we all merely here to play a role
That's been predetermined by fate?
Can we redirect the path we're following
If we're heading for a life second rate?
Don't get me wrong, my life's been great
There's nothing I'd really like to change
Perhaps a little more stability would be nice
Though I might find that a wee bit strange
Everybody thinks it would be better “if”
But “if” has certain strings attached
Shouldn't go there, the results could be bad
Don't mess with the path that's been mapped
Just be happy with the skin that you're in
Your life will take its own twists and turns
If you just try to live an exemplary life
Loads of happiness will be yours in return
© Jack Ellison 2012