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Live Like You're Dying

Live Like You're Dying

"We'll go up, up, up, but I'll fly a little higher." ~Zach Sobiech, Clouds (RIP) He's inspirational.

It starts with a doctor's appointment- nothing bizarre, just something routine. 
And then they walk in 
and there's this look
and you know,
you know
is wrong.

It begins with another doctor's appointment-
something odd, a new routine.
And you close your eyes
and you wake up
and you live,
you live,

And you find a smile spreads like a disease-
if you smile, they smile.
And if you laugh, they laugh
and so you laugh
and you're happy
you're happy,
so it doesn't
hit until it

Life is like a box of chocolates-
you can focus on the bad pieces,
or you can focus on the good.
And it makes it so much easier
and so much more fun
and so worth it
if you focus
on the

"You don't have find out you're dying to start living."
So live, because if those 
with lives cut short
can laugh
and smile
and live
then so can you.

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