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 – Opposites


Positive, negative, up or down

Life’s full of opposites

Then turns around

It mirrors our soul

Our innermost thoughts

Open your eyes

To the life you have brought

You may not believe

That you have created

All that’s before you

Good or ill-fated

You cannot deny

When you take a look

That you played a part

In your very own book

There’s always a choice

And no-one can say

Which is the right path

For us to take

We are all individuals

We are all unique

From the hair on our heads

To the shoes on our feet

Your choice and my choice

May not be the same

But life carries on

Throw the dice, play the game

Remember the wheel of life

Keeps on spinning

There’s always a flip-side

When you think you are winning.

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