David A. Stickney

Death Becomes Us

Death becomes those of us who fail to live NOW.
Death becomes those who foolishly act as if there is a future.
Death becomes all who live without passion,
For the passion of the day will carry us into night.
Death becomes those who stop loving, laughing and living
Hoping to have a better opportunity to do so later.
Death becomes the future for those who choose to live in the past.
Live Now!
Experience life as it is meant to be experienced,
In the laughter of a child;
In the sweet aroma of a fresh spring day;
In the arms of a friend, relishing the moment.
By living now, we cheat Death of the sting of finality
For we live on.

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