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bsquirrel
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-23-
If I were to die tonight,
How much would I miss from a full life?
I never would have lain with a woman,
Truthfully or otherwise.
I never would have felt so free
I could trust fully in god again.
And I never would have figured out
All the different flavors of wines.

I never would have been able to look at my watch
A billion trillion quadrillion more times.
I would have missed out on so much music,
So much other entertainment and intellect
That I never would have realized.

I never would have a group of support
To give me others to fall against sometimes.
I never would have seen New Hampshire again,
Nor experienced my first California earthquake.

I never would have been able to say sorry to some people;
I'm glad I left you to others.
I never would have finally found a voice or identity
That didn't waver darkly by candlelit words.

My heart flutters -- it feels like a shortness of breath.
I am reminded of the very small but very real possibility
That my heart could
die.
Born with this damn syndrome.

Even the strongest of wills
Falls
To the reality
Of physicality.

Even so, I am a stubborn sunuvabitch.
I'm going to find old age in my features,
Not just my insight.

And I'm going to accomplish as much as I possibly can.

No, I am not ready
To die.

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Corazon
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1 posted 03-03-2000 09:11 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

I like this one mike, like thsi one alot, and yep, you are getting better....I wish you old age too  
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 03-03-2000 09:16 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Very powerful poem and feelings. It is a source of contemplation, for sure. No matter what you haven't done, you have written a wonderful poem, and hopefully you will live each moment to its fullest. This is a very inspirational piece. Well done, my friend
Liz
Denise
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3 posted 03-03-2000 04:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is good, Mike! I like this alot!    

Denise
Meadowmuse
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4 posted 03-03-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

This gave me a lump in my throat, a sudden smile and a chuckle...all at the same time...you're on the right path, my friend. Loved this...good writing!

~ Claire
bsquirrel
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5 posted 03-04-2000 02:18 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thanks everyone, for both the insight and the smiles.  

Mike
tracie66
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6 posted 03-04-2000 03:14 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

This was a touching piece and so very well written... HUGS
Tracie


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bsquirrel
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7 posted 03-05-2000 02:52 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thanks, tracie.  

Mike
 
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