Life tried taking all I gained,
but I decided what life sustained.  

I fought,
I ran,
I stood for what I fought for,
so I can leave this barren landscape
of crumbled design.

Yet still it’s not my time,
life has other plans,
nothing I can do will change what life wants to do,
but I can change myself and my reactions
so I can choose what direction.

If you’ve already tried going left then go right,
but only if left gave no sign of changing.