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"Live like you're dying"
What a great phrase to live by
I try,
But it just doesn't work
Things come up,
Life gets complicated,
Stuff gets expensive
But think,
If everyone lived like that,
People wouldn't get depressed...as badly
Or at least,
Things wouldn't trigger so soon
It's a very interesting concept
People wouldn't be heartbroken
They would move on with their lives,
And live life to the fullest
Instead,
They spend their time doing nothing
Thinking life is over
They don't realize just how much they have to live for
I didn't
And I regret it,
In a way
I still feel that way,
But I know more of what's wrong with me
I've accepted it
I'm no longer in denial
It's getting easier to talk about,
And I want to inform others of it
The pain it causes,
The misunderstanding you get,
The judgment that falls onto you
People that don't know about this are prejudice
They have their own judgments,
But they don't know what it's like
Most of my friends are that way
And I want to tell them
Tell them they're wrong
That it can happen to anyone
One doesn't choose to be that way
But I'm scared
I know what they'll say
What they'll think
What'll happen
It almost happened
And it almost repeated itself
But if I don't tell,
I'll hold it in
And I won't be staying true to who I am
Who I want to be
And then I won't be living by that quote
The one that I try to abide by,
When possible
"Live like you're dying"
Written in the car coming home from class. I was listening to the radio and suddenly "Live Like We're Dying" by Kris Allen came on and I tend to try to listen harder for the lyrics, I'm not sure why, but I do, and as I was listening, I got to thinking, and then this appeared.

Comments/Critique much appreciated! Any kind...not even kidding here
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whimsy657 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Student General Artist
I try to live like that. Sorta. Sometimes it works and mostly not. I was reading that and just thinking hmm if I was really trying to live like I was dying, I'd be doing something not lazily sitting here reading this. Lol.
Good job! Inspiring poem...
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ReveredPoet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Writer
My question to you is have you started to "Live like your dying"?
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KoujiIsMine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
i have tried, and i keep trying. but it's hard. sometimes i can't do it, but when i can, i feel most happy
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Voidzy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010   Interface Designer
Good luck!
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KeanuWantRoomService Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Writer
This piece is good, but it drags a lot. I would suggest not listing details so much, but instead using more descriptive writing, i.e., symbolism. Just a thought. But good job. :D
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mousithedrifter Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
it's a good message, but it could use some concrete detail...
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artbylaw Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
cool.. I'm glad you have this club and that I witnessed this writing
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Ferelwing Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I nearly died.. It's why I use Oogway in my signature. It's an important lesson.
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EMort Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I listen to a lot of songs with lyrics like this. Do or die by papa roach, if today was your last day by nickelback, but I never really tried to live by them until recently. I was out on a driving lesson and was hit by a lorry with force from the side. Luckily no one was hurt, but from the look of the car, someone should've been. The crash was even on the fuel cap side, which could have ignited but even though that corner was nearly destroyed the cap remained unscathed. Live you life like your dying? Definately.
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Kainashi-Nemuri Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
This is really meanigful. And the phrase itself is a lie. lol.

If people lived like the were dying, they'd be in bed, severely depressed and feeling sorry for themselves.
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