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Your Expiration Date

Your Expiration Date By Rick Rucker Perhaps one should not know his Fate, Not even his expiration date, He might do something different then, So that information is beyond our ken, If there is more than one path, To change it, might incur Fate’s wrath! If you altered your life every day, Would it impact the World in a significant way? Would it extend your lifespan here, Or bring your end more near? This type of thinking can drive you to the Brink, Perhaps cause you to take up Drink, It seems best to go with The Plan, Doing but what you can, Harming no one, doing Good, Helping others in your ‘hood, Giving Love, and getting it back, Surely, that is the right track! So, by the time you are put into the ground, You will have affected everyone around, You will still be gone, But your name will carry on, You are not really far away, If someone remembers you every day! So, do not question Fate, Don’t worry about your “use by” date! This is the last that I will say, Live Life as if it were TODAY!

Copyright © Rick Rucker

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  1. Date: 8/14/2011 9:36:00 AM
    Thoughtful but light, I enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 8/13/2011 1:17:00 PM
    love it

  1. Date: 8/13/2011 11:05:00 AM
    a julibant song packed with vivid images and sentiments, rick... superb! :) huggs, nette