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A Dean CArl Poem to live By!!!!


RandyW

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Just posted a note to someone to check out some of his posts and started to get misty eyed thinking OF Dean so I went and Found this little Poem. Now it was reposted by another we miss Frank Lamb so nowe I am really Sad :cry::(:(:(

Many of us here remember Dean Carl.Many newer members mabe don't.Dean was one of our very supportive and inspirational members here and was blessed with much wisdom.We lost Dean a while back but his wisdom still exists here in the Path Less Traveled Forum.This is a poem he wrote himself back in March2004.

Cancer!

Oh, how we fear that word!

I say to you, "I have cancer"

And I watch you,

refuse to hear.

I say to you, "I have cancer"

And I watch you,

bury me with your eyes.

Yes, I have CANCER.

Please,

Please hear the word.

But do not lay me in my grave,

At least,

Not just yet.

Oh, I know this disease

Will someday take my life.

The chances of that are,

Shall we say,

Rather high.

Yes, I know that which will take me,

From this world.

But not today!

But then again,

That's all I've ever had.

Today.

And to tell the truth,

(which I've been known to do at times)

That's all any of us ever have.

Today.

So today, I think,

I'll get up early,

And watch the sun set fire to the sky.

Today, I think,

I'll tell my wife,

"I love you", at least a hundred times.

Today, I think,

I'll find a way to laugh so hard,

I'll give myself a stomach ache.

Today, I think,

I'll go to the cliffs above the ocean

And ask old man Ocean what he knows that I don't.

Today, I think,

I'll climb down into the abyss,

And spit in the Devil's eye.

Today I'll do so many wonderful things.

And those I don't get done today.

I'll do tomorrow when tomorrow becomes today.

Yes, I have cancer

Yes, I will die from it someday.

But not today.

Not today.

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  • 13 years later...

to all those who have crossed that bridge and all those here fighting!! From Tina Mynatt Wallin and Randy Wallin... we met in here about 17 years ago, both of us lost spouses and are happpily married after 16 years of being widowed... This is an old but very inspirational poem and one of my faves for so many folks!!!

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