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Why Wait?

March 10, 2014

When I die

I want you to climb the highest mountain you see.

As you set your ice axe upon the peak and plant your flag, think:

he should have done this.

When I die

I want you to call my mom each day

tell her how magical she is.

I want you to

make her smile.

And when you feel her happiness, you shall think:

He should have done this.

When I die

I want you to build a company

write a book

fly a plane, do loop de loops

play outside in the summer

laugh

as loud as you can

for no reason.

I want you to call every woman I’ve ever been with

and thank her for loving me

in that beautiful special way that only women can.

I want you to hold a new love close

feeling

her breath on your neck

eyelashes on your cheek

soft murmurs

and think

he should be doing this.

When I die

I want you to come to my funeral with a pickaxe

rip apart the coffin

pull me out

shake me awake

and point out life

all….

the…

beautiful….

fantastic….

possibilities

and say: “Go!  Do this.”

(I wrote this over two years ago, shortly after making a vow that changed my life.  Amazing the difference a simple commitment makes over time.  Still, a damn nice reminder…)

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Devi permalink
    March 10, 2014 3:57 am

    Awesome :-) it is something we should read everyday to remind us that time is waiting fo noone and we should live our dream each and everyday !

  2. March 10, 2014 6:55 am

    Thank you for sharing, Kamal! Wonderful poem.

  3. March 10, 2014 9:47 am

    Wow.

  4. eternalwalkabout permalink
    March 10, 2014 11:43 am

    Looks like we have to die many times in our life to experience a new birth and new life.

    Challenges in life are beautiful things. And depression is wonderful gift which is forcing us to continuously grow in life.

    Life is beautiful :)

  5. alexis permalink
    March 13, 2014 2:38 pm

    Yes. Good heavens, yes.

  6. Kathleen permalink
    March 22, 2014 9:04 pm

    This is beautiful amend powerful! Thank you!

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