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Life's Roulette

It could have been me
 whose brains got blown off today.

And it could have been you
 wasted in that high-rise inferno.

But neither one of us,
 at least not yet, vaporized as gas.
So let us be merry, drink!
 when it comes, smile, don't blink.

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  1. Date: 12/12/2008 9:25:00 AM
    Here's to you and may it come fast when it comes. Thought provoking poem, love it. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 12/3/2008 2:08:00 PM
    Life is 50/50 for the most part, and it is much better to pray than to worry.....always, Christy

  1. Date: 12/3/2008 12:15:00 PM
    Eeeexactly. just another reason to get hammered on cheap wine. lol yup. just walking in your own house is risking your life, might as well, jump out of planes and have some fun with it! love, Kristin

  1. Date: 12/3/2008 11:52:00 AM
    Wilfredo, I am enjoying your poetry. Perfect title. On any given day, it could be us, and of course eventually it will be. I agree with your two last lines which say so much. Enjoy life while we can, and when the end approaches, smile for two reasons: the life we were blessed with and the life we are hopefully going to. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/3/2008 10:23:00 AM
    Exactly, if we worry about everything bad that might happen, we'll never be happy. It's better to smile and live and take what comes. You're absolutely right! ~Juliane

  1. Date: 12/3/2008 8:07:00 AM
    Yes..everytime we walk out the door...we take a why worry?!! Eat, drink, and be merry! :) Good way to look at life!! ~ Carrie