Where Will I be in Fifteen Years?

Where will I be in fifteen years?
You sure ask complex questions.
I can’t exactly pin it down,
But here’s a few suggestions:

I might be chairman of the board,
Some Forbes 500 firm,
I might be on a river bank,
With rod and reel and worm.

I might read nights like Justice Holmes,
And then become a lawyer,
I might study psychiatry,
To treat my paranoia

I might give politics a whirl,
I think I’ve got the feel;
I know that I’m to proud to beg,
And shake too much to steal.

I think I’ve got a book inside,
Of heads unbowed though bloody.
I might coach teenage MBA’s
Am I coming through, good buddy?

I’ve “synergised” and “MBO’d”,
And “zero based” my share,
Go find someone with fewer stripes
To prove your questionaire.

My life runs one day at a time,
Tomorrow’s dark and murky,
And all I know beyond that is
I won’t be here, you turkey.

-Edward C. McManus
Marlborough, Mass.

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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