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No one knows when death will come. So live each day like it's your last.

I have written this for my uncle. He was perfectly healthy. He'd never been sick in his life. Then one day a car hits him and he died three day's after. He said he wished he could have done so much more. He's gone now. So take a chance and try it. You'll regret it if you don't.

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Gesalem
i really like the poet.
jade
This was an AMAZING poem! it reached right inside of me so that i knew a bit of what u felt.
dth
its all just the truth
A
This Author has a very wise but sad outlook on the world not negative but seeing the true balance of fair and unfair in the world. When you can see that you can understand that the world is not always fair and its important to take advantage of when the world is. This poem has inspired me to grasp the moment

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Death , Life

It stalks the night
It stalks the day
It seeks out life
And whisks it away
It's known as death
And other things too
But it's all the same
What matters is you.
How do you see it?
What does it mean?
It's best if you know
For death is unseen.
It can take you at day
It can take you at night
Knowing death well
Can lend you some light
The passage to death
Is always unclear
And it's best to know
That you're very near.
For death is at hand
It is for us all
Know it's face well
So you don't stumble and fall
Now think hard on death
And know that it's near
And the meaning of life
Will be all to clear
And that is to live
For your hearts desire
Not to stumble or fall
But to burn with a fire.
A fire for life
To live for each day
To reach for your dreams
No matter what people say
Life is a question
And death holds a clue
Reach not for the answer
For your life's not due
Live for the moment
And die for it too
For it's the moment that counts
It, and you
Now I'm all done
I've said what I'll say
Just remember one thing
Live for the day!

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Lucinda
I love this poem. It means alot to me because i just lost one of my good frineds he was only 17 and he did not expect it. His best friend accidentaly shot him in the head and now has to live with that on his heart for ever. I love you and miss you. In Loving Memory Of Andrew Keith Rush July 7,1989-April 8,2007.
jabba
this is real
Sarah
i really liked it! it is always good to talk openly about life and death. we will all face it one day and so we must learn to accept that. -Sarah
D
THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME I'VE READ THIS POEM BUT I REMEMBER WHEN I DID IT GAVE ME CHILLS. I LIKED IT SO MUCH I READ IT IN MY DRAMA CLASS AND GOT AN A. YOUR WORDS ARE STRONG AND YOUR FEELINGS ARE CLEAR, YOU HAVE A GIFT AND YOU SHOULD BE PROUD.
smith
my girl broke into tears when i sent her that poem
a guardian angel
i loved this poem. my friend josh is in the hospital right now in acomma and will probably pass. we all love him so much and this poem just made me think. maybe it is his time to go. the lord works in mysterious ways and this is just one of his great plans! WE LOVE YOU JOSH RANDALL ALWAYS AND FOREVER!
jo
My ex-husband just died of a massive heart attack, and now tomorrow is not guaranteed, I see how short life can be, I'm in such shock, I will never put off till tomorrow , what I can do today, I will never take things for granted again.
kaustubh
n that was real good poetry. obviously u must be a pretty deep thinker to come up with it.
Shavon
i am going through losing both my parents within the past year so this poem helps me look at death differently
Madulik
I loved this poem. Because if u want 2 do something just do it, don't wait for tomorrow, tomorrow might be two late for you, and you will regret for it. I really loved this poem, it's very touching
hiba
hi i wanted to say this 2 wards and no comment its veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice
bob
wow this is really cool its like good but bad in a way if u no wat i mean
Doniqua
That Poem was very touching and thats a good way to explain to poeple that thyey should live each day likes its there last!
jeannie
this poem was excellent. i was juss wondering are these famous people who write these poems or are they juss regular people. beacuse this poems seems like a real author wrote it
mimi
well my friend daniel just hung himself yesterday and this poem really touched my heart i rele wish he would have been able to read this saturday he hung himself at 1:40ish in the morning.
Fashion
nice poem i like it alot
diara
i like this poem its very nice
ashley
wow what a great poem keep it up take care
maria
this is such a gorgoues poem i really enjoyed it i know most teens do not like poems but this one i m sure will touch the heart of many others!
Tim
This poem speaks the truth. Life is not worth living if you sit around waiting to die. Never say I wish I would have.
Tempest
i think this is one of the best poems that i read so far and this poem is coming from the heart and i just wanted to tell you that i really like it and just wanted to tell you to keep up the good work.
lillian
good poem
Nicole
I loved this poem my boyfriend just recently died and this is kinda how I felt about it I was jus so sad but so happy sad because he was gone but happy because he is safe now, and I now I will see him soon!
Janette
the poem was really nice and it describes reality on life and death.
Chrissy
i really liked the poem it really makes u want to know more about death. when people die u kinda wanna just sit and think what is death really? One day u will die too and u arent sure when it will take u?? i really this poem because it gives u are real idea and picture about what death is and i think this poem really makes u stop and think and cherish life.
kim
that was a very good poem you should write more
JUDY
What a beautiful poem. This is the way I feel, but, could'nt put it in words. Thanks
Shawna
This poem has touched me in dealing with the death of my soul mate he just past away Saturday the 22nd of October and he was only 27 yrs. old. I was looking for something to make me want to keep on living with out him and everything is summed up in this poem.
kiby
This is a lovely poem. wellthought out with laods of emotion
graham
really great poem,reminds me of my N. D. E experience,so true is what it seems,thanks for the pleasure of reading it.
Paola
great poem. truely wonderful!
sarah
this poem is great
jhosselyn
your poem is the best of all the poems Iread I absoulutley loved it
cherise
That poem was amasing, it spoke the words of truth, and came strate from the heart. i would most deffently give it 5*
alayna
i think it must of taken you a long time to write this but its very good i pronted it out to show around i like the way its written its a lot better then most of the other poems on here
Aimee
i loved it its very deep it suts the tittle if u can do this i take u know was your writing about
Vanessa
This is a GREAT poem! It's tuching in so many ways! I hope 2 read more like this one, and hoping ur the 1 writing it! lol.
monca
i thought that the poem was great it really touched me i was so close to crying i is my sought of poem i love this sight and i hope to leave my poems on here to so people can read wat maters to me.
ana
I really, really love the poem and it changed my friends live. believe me.
sahuly
this is such a beautiful poem you my friend should not be afraid to show your skill and besides you are so good at it but hey no one is making you do this it is after all it is your choice i mena if it were my gift trying and i tried to hide it i would take this advic eand any way why am i doing this i'm not so good at giving advice but i'm sure you are.
tarkaar
you inspired me to do better live day by day not boy choice
krystle
I love this poem. My cousin had killed himself. It will never let me forget the moment
malaysia
this poem touched me. i am just getting over my cousins death. he died 2 years ago. but everyday i think about it.
Danniell
This is the first time iv ever been to this sight and being one of the first poems I'v read, this has really touched me. It reminds me of a friend of mine who deid Dec 26 2003. that anniversery is comeing up and it's going to be extreamly hard for evvery one at school. She died in an auto accident a few days after her 16th birthday. She wasn't like a best friend or anything, but we were on the v ball team together in highschool. And she lives a few houses down. I want to thank you for this lovely poem. it reminded me of her. but in a good way, a way that clears my mind of things and makes me think of the great times we had together. thank you so very much!
Roxy
This poem really touched my heart. I am involved with HAIN and help with their newsletter. I am in charge of finding poems to put in the newsletter and would love to get your permission to use this poem.
Angel
All I can say is that I love this poem and it teaches me a lesson on life live your life to the fullest cause you might foget to do what you wanted the most.
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