He recently posted 10 THINGS TO DO BEFORE I TURN 38, JUST 10 on his website. I’m only a few years behind him so this struck me a bit. Is this the point in a man’s life where he starts to wonder “What have I done? Where am I going?” I know the future sure scares the heck outta me!
So I thought I’d help David scratch a line off of his list. Number two. I don’t know many poems by heart, but this one speaks volumes to me. I learned it in Ms. Charney’s 7th grade English class. Any student who was caught chewing gum was required to stand up and recite this poem:
The gum-chewing student
And cud-chewing cow
Look quite alike
But they’re different, somehow
And what is the difference?
I see it all now-
It’s the intelligent look
On the face of the cow.
Sadly, I do not remember the poet and I cannot find the name to save my life. If this doesn’t suit you, I offer up two more of my favourites:
“Smart” by Shel Silverstein
Most relevant to you, however, may be Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”.
Hope you enjoyed. Best of luck with your list!