I never wanted to be
The project manager
Its where I end up
Because nobody steps in
And I care deeply
So I take it on
Then you try to shoot me down
From the sidelines
Criticizing heckling condemning
Unaware of what’s involved
Unwilling to get your hands dirty
And incapable of accomplishing
A fraction
of what I have

I don’t want to be
The project manager
I want to use my energies
To design my own life
Pursue my own dreams
And live with joy and grace

No I don’t want to be
The project manager
But if I let go
Will you step in

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