Torn between dilemmas

 

A man followed his ambitions to the extreme

To build up fame;

Then, one day he realized that for his family

He was nobody.

 

He cried loudly asking for forgiveness to god,

Screaming “I am sad,

How can I show I love them and I love you?”,

A calm voice said “You must do what is expected of you”.

 

The man welcomed the observation,

And from that day and on,

His heart ruled over his head,

His priority became breaking the family bread.

 

 

Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada

2008