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Live like you were dying

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Just had an intense conversation with a stranger while browsing through Barnes and Noble.

The point that this person wanted to make was that poetry is a dead form of writing.  I totally

disagreed and after jumping in my car and driving away – this is the song that came on the

radio.  Poetry isn’t dead it’s lying in the twang of a country song.  I’m writing out the words

to prove my point, but it’s much better imagining Tim McGraw on stage belting this one out!

Written by Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman

Live Like You Were Dying

He said I was in my early 40’s

With a lot of life before me

When a moment came and stopped me on a dime,

I spent most of the next days

Looking at the x-rays

Talking about the options and talking about sweet times.

I asked him when it sank in and this might really be the real end

How’s it hit you when you get that kind of news?

Man what’d you do?   –   he said  –

I went sky diving

I went Rocky Mountain climbing

I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Blue Man Chew

and I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter and I gave forgiveness

I’ve been denying  and He said someday I hope you get the

chance to live like you were dying.

He said I was finally the husband – most the time I wasn’t and I

became a friend a friend would like to have.

And all of a sudden going fishing wasn’t such an imposition

I went three times that year I lost my Dad.

Well I finally read the Good Book and took a good long hard look

if I were to do it all again and then

I went sky diving

I went Rocky Mountain climbing

I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Blue Man Chew and

I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter and I gave forgivenees I’ve been denying and

He said someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying.

Tomorrow is a gift and you’ve got eternity to think about it – what would you do with it

What did I do with it

I watched an eagle while it was flying

To live like you were dying

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