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I wondered what I’d do If I had chosen a career Would it have been based on challenge or overcoming fear I could have been an electrician Working with plugs and wires and sprockets Or maybe even a politician Putting my hands in other peoples pockets I might have been a mariner When my ship was moored I’d rig it Or possibly an undertaker But I just didn’t dig it How about being a dramatic actor Playing a part that would make you cry Study law and be a lawyer Put my hand on a Bible and lie I could have been a doctor And helped ease somebody’s pain I could have been a congressman And sold my country down the drain Be a horticulturist with flowers From a daisy to a rose Or a plastic surgeon with pictures So my patients could pick their nose I might have chosen to be a weather man Being wrong most of the time Or the CEO of a major company Believing being a thief wasn’t really a crime If I had to choose a career I wouldn’t know where to start So I’ll just be a poet And stay true to my heart.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

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Date: 12/28/2008 12:42:00 PM
This poem is a wonderful read. It's all great but I must admit my favorite line is "so my patients could pick their nose". Thanks for your thoughful comment. I am starting to find my way. I pray daily for God to lead me there. Happy New Year! Love, Robin
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Date: 11/6/2008 10:39:00 AM
Well I am glad you are a poet my friend. We are the world class charmers. Bless with words to many things. I am happy you are staying true to your heart.
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Date: 11/5/2008 6:12:00 PM
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Date: 11/4/2008 3:51:00 PM
Great thoughts of truth Vince. Very funny and well thought of poetry. Excellent write. Put a smile on my face and I showed my dad and he laughed too. God bless you Michael
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Date: 11/3/2008 4:58:00 PM
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! Especially the plastic surgeon! The title blends well with its message. God bless! Milt
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Date: 11/3/2008 10:21:00 AM
A great write Vince. Many people are just thrown in a profession and make a career without liking it. As far the CEO is concerned, I happened to be one, of a Commercial Bank. I liked the trappings of it. I developed it into a profit giving entity but could not steal for the Directors and Shareholders. Before the Board of Directors would fire me I honorably resigned my most paying job and now I am a poet. Thanks for your congratulatory message for my poem Domain of Pain being featured. Mohammad
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Date: 11/3/2008 7:06:00 AM
I think you are where you should be ....right on target, writing poetry, and making us smile. When I read your poems that take me down memory lane, the details of each word is like watching an old home movie of precious times of the past! You have that please, please, stay true to your heart! (ps. Sean missed his calling, he should have been a comic as a career!! :) ~ Blessings! Carrie
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Date: 11/3/2008 5:03:00 AM
That is a beautiful ending thought Vince, but I believe after getting to know you just a little bit here, you would also choose being on or near the sea. Either way, we here know your poet heart is true, and we are so lucky to have you here. Love, Shar
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Date: 11/3/2008 3:50:00 AM
Here, here! I could not choose either, althoigh in my heart, I knew execlty what I wanted to do, and now I may not get paid for it, but being a mother to these fine (totally crazy) kids, and writing is exactly where I want to be. :) Awesome searching poem, Vince, love Kristin
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Date: 11/2/2008 11:42:00 PM
We all hope and know you'll do just that Vince.Always a refreshing breeze in yoir words here on PS Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments
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Date: 11/2/2008 10:53:00 PM
Yea !! , Vince , bang-on -the-button ,as ever ..What you say , you DO say well .... You may not know it , but I am a plastic surgeon ; ...... I,ve just cut-up my wife's credit-cards .... Write onnnnnnnnn ....
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Date: 11/2/2008 8:50:00 PM
yes the last one is the best thing you could have been, this was a well said poem that brought a smile, enjoyed it.
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Date: 11/2/2008 7:53:00 PM
This is right on the money. You have nailed them right on the head my friend. I like the plastic surgeon myself. However, since the muse is with me and is my best friend, I stick to what i know and keep running the show. Great job! ~Joseph
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Date: 11/2/2008 7:05:00 PM
You do have a way with words my friend, talk about pinning the tail on the donkey...stay just as you are, a wonderful person that knows the difference in right, and wrong...and chooses right....Always, Christy
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Date: 11/2/2008 6:47:00 PM
Vince you know at 48 I'll be starting back to collage in January and I'm weighting out my career options - It's a hard choice to make - Your poetry is so true as is your heart - Your a good man Vince and your a good friend, I appreciate that and hope it shows - God Bless you and yours
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Date: 11/2/2008 6:29:00 PM
Stay true to your heart and make a lot of people happy, always a delight to read, Ron
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