Monday, April 1, 2013

Those who live, those who die



That day we sat down
to make a list of those
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who had lived their lives
the way they wanted

We thought
and wrote the names eagerly
We rethought
and crossed them out immediately
And ended up
without a single name in the list

We changed our minds
and decided to work
on a list of those
who died the way they wanted

But to our surprise
we ended up this time
without a single name,
not even one to cross out later on