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Before The Last Goodbye (Your personal bucket list)



If you knew you had six months before your last goodbye,
are there dreams yet unfulfilled
still in your mental eye?

Would you like to tango dance across the forest floor?
Risk the chance of consequence
found in romantic lore.

Would you like to bungee-jump off an uppermost ledge?
Risk the chance of consequence
living right on the edge.

Would you like to take the stage acting out buried hope?
Risk the chance of consequence
within life's horoscope.

Would you like to skinny dip under dim, moody skies?
Risk the chance of consequence
bewildered in surprise.

Would you like to cruise the sea into some foreign port?
Risk the chance of consequence
despite your last resort.

Would you like to feel true love both given and received?
Risk the chance of consequence
until you have achieved.

If you knew you had six months before your last goodbye,
are there dreams yet unfulfilled
you still desire to try?
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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