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My youth in a book
The years of my youth were spent behind a desk.
I was ambitious, I was going to make it, there was no time for rest.
I spent both night and day studying law,
while my peers enjoyed themselves, I studied more.
I got good grades; I passed with straight A’s.
But now I wonder if it was all worth it, as I now begin to age.
And I wonder as I stair out my fancy office window,
where did my youth go!?
And I wonder to myself, if I had my time to do all over again
would I spend my entire youth behind a desk, holding a pen.
And I think to myself; if I had my time to do it all over again,
I’d occasionally put down my books
and go out side and have a look at;
the big wide wonderful world.
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