The Path I Traverse

In my school days
I stuck to reading
unmindful of science
and mathematics.

Had I mastered those
would have made
money astronomical.
I read, write, turn lyrical.

While my friends
turn professionals
I do business
and down I go.

and family pull
the threads along the folds
I succumb and survive.

None wish to follow
as they know
the path I traverse
will bring a reverse.