Everyone Dies…..but not everyone lives!

We move from day to day

marking time with our walking around life

sleeping, eating, talking, and working

watching the clock tick moments away

paying the bills with our time

knowing another one waits around the bend

But are you living?

Are you living to make money

or making money to live?

What does it mean… this thing called life?

We are dying from the moment we are born

sometimes we know when it’s coming

other times it sneaks up on us

Have you said what you should?

Done what you could?

Go where you would?

Did you live…… or did you just mark time until you died?

18 thoughts on “Everyone Dies…..but not everyone lives!

  1. Your post reminded me of this quote:
    “First I was dying to finish my high school and start college. And then I was dying to finish college and start working. Then I was dying to marry and have children. And then I was dying for my children to grow up. Then I was dying see them marry and have children. Then I was dying to retire. And now I’m dying, and suddenly I realized I FORGOT TO LIVE!”

    That was a wonderfully thought provoking poem Courtney 🙂

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    • Thanks Zee… and yeah I have heard this quote before also. We saw an awesome young lady sing Saturday night and this was one of her lyrics. It stood out so much to me because I lost an aunt in June and another one on Saturday. One was 81, but the other was the same age as my mom. She is still alive, but it hits kind of close to home. 😦


  2. Very thought provoking, Courtney. One of the things that drove me to write and record my own songs was to leave behind a clue that I had once existed. Like in Horton Hears a Who, just a bit of noise to let future generations know who I was, at least musically.

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    • That’s a great idea! And you do it well. This “poem” started out totally different. I was just going to write a post about my aunt passing this last Saturday. I had the first sentence down and then my daughter called me. It completely changed my thought process when I went back to it and I ended up making it into a poem. This has happened on several occasions. If you have a minute to read some of my other stuff you will find a couple of other poems…started out as stories. Things end up differently, frequently than where I start~ 😉

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  3. Hi Courtney, clicked on you from MichelleMarie’s site because you said you were from Kentucky, so naturally I had to check out what a fellow Kentuckian writes about. I love it. Going thru a lot right now, but I’ll be back of and on until I can get back for good. See ya later.

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    • Thanks so much for popping over Cheryl! I am from Paducah which isn’t too far from you. In fact, I have friends who live in Owensboro that I knew in high school. All of my family still lives in Pad. including our daughter. So I am home 3 or 4 times a year. I love Texas though!
      I’m so sorry you are going through so much. Life is hard at times… I pray things are better soon! 🙂


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