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Full Throttle

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Full Throttle

Fast and furious we live our lives
always at full speed ahead
never taking time to look outside
of the window to see around our head

All of the life and laughter we miss
always going full throttle
rushing to get here and there
much too busy to be aware

But then one day the engine fails
and we look in the rearview mirror
ask ourselves what'd we see as we sail
what did we do on our journeys here

How sad we are when we realize
that life is not intended to be a race
looking in the mirror, there is no face
only dotted lines and blurred visions arise

No ribbons, cups, or prizes
only one who realizes
life is like an empty bottle
cuz we always took it Full Throttle  

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  1. Date: 4/14/2009 4:32:00 PM
    When we go "full throttle," there is no time to "stop and smell the roses." In the end, we find what you describe so well..."Life is like an empty bottle." You make the reader want to live life to the fullest, taking joy in every moment. Outstanding poem, TuLisha! I shared your poem on friendship with some of my friends via email. Waiting for their responses. Love, Carolyn