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We Only Have Today

Sometime in the distant past,

I learned that these would seldom last;

A friend, a love… a fire.

What’s brought to life… too soon expires.

 

Life and living can seem so long,

Until you get to the end of your song.

The days, the months, the years, an age.

What’s brought to life… too soon expires.

 

There isn’t much to my song,

Just an old man reminiscing long,

While grasses fade to yellow straw.

Flowers bend, their beauty fades,

Leaves will lose their grip and fall.

What’s brought to life… too soon expires.

 

(A song/poem about aging and death)

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Living Life

“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
― Charles Bukowski, Life Magazine, December 1988