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The Last Race

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The Last Race

Putting my time in these many years,
there seems so little time to ponder;
About how much of my life has made a difference,
compared to that which I have squandered.

I look with sadness at the many old folks,
who we just so easily tuck away;
And I realize this is what to look forward to,
with every passing day.

I'd like to make a difference,
something to leave behind when I am gone;
But it seems I'm trapped in the same system,
that blinds us from our dreams beyond.

Now that my days are winding down,
I feel it's time I took a stand;
And drive for the dream at the finish line,
just to prove it while I still can.

On the day I step into eternity,
I hope the good Lord finds no fault in me;
And all the dreams I fulfilled while on this Earth,
were done for him and not for me.
 

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  1. Date: 11/27/2012 3:14:00 PM
    Follow your heart,and just go for it! Don't be one of those people who get tucked away...

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 7:02:00 AM
    Nice write Carl, getting a bit depressing on the soup though. Every bodies looking to the end of their lives and not living them, maybe I am just feeling a bit down I don't know but I have read four this morn on the same theme xx

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 8:37:00 PM
    I can really relate to this. Lately, I've been taking a hard look at my life and realized I have wasted so much of my time on things that do not matter. A thought provoking write, Carl. Love, Kim