A poem written by a 14-year-old boy, excerpted from the book "Calm My Anxious Heart" by Linda Dillow, originally from "Who Gets the Glory?" by Dr. Charles R. Swindoll:
It was spring but it was summer I wanted; the warm days and great outdoors.
It was summer but it was fall I wanted; the colorful leaves and the cool dry air.
It was fall but it was winter I wanted; the beautiful snow and the joy of the holiday season.
It was winter but it was spring I wanted; the warmth and the blossoming of nature.
I was a child but it was adulthood I wanted; the freedom and the respect.
I was twenty but it was thirty I wanted; to be mature and sophisticated.
I was middle-aged but it was twenty I wanted; the youth and the free spirit.
I was retired but it was middle-aged I wanted; the presence of a mind without limitations.
My life was over but I never got what I wanted.
Strive to see the beauty and purpose in today.