Lead or be Led


How do you view your place in the world

Are you the director or are you controlled

Do you let things happen or steer the car

Are you happy to be the person you are?

Do you feel you have grown as each year goes by

Have you realised your dreams or watched them subside

Are you passionate about the things that you do

Does enthusiasm ooze from you?

When was the last time you set a goal

Then went in search of your pot of gold

How did it feel along the way

To strive for ambition day by day?

We are what we think, so think yourself great

Be the best person that you can create

What is the legacy you’d like to leave

What is the purpose that you must achieve?

We all have a choice to lead or be led

Dictated by what’s going on in our head

When we decide what we want from life

New doors will open, look for the signs

The people, the places, the tools are at hand

To carve the life that we demand

So chisel away at whatever it is

Life is a present, unwrap your gift.

© Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from The Butterfly Collection


Poems by Marcia – Talent


You want to change direction

But don’t know what to do

You don’t know how to bring about

A life that reflects you

You have your traits and abilities

So look within for clues

All these things you have to bring

But which table should you use?

Most of us have a talent

Or a gift to offer the world

But often fail to express ourselves

Whilst we work for someone else

Our work should be our pleasure

The bonus being our pay

Money grows where our heart goes

So follow your dreams always

But money is just one currency

What price do you put on yourself?

Personal happiness is priceless

And coupled with that; good health

To realise ambition move toward it

Take action, make progress each day

Be firm, direct and determined

And success will come your way.

(c) Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from The Butterfly Collection