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The Secret of Life

Every day goes by like the last
It seems that time flies too fast
I close my eyes and ask it to stop
I look at the clock and another minute has passed
I think to myself

What would I do if I weren't consumed
Consumed by the world and all that it is
The obligations attached to being successful and popular
What would I do?

Embrace those that I love
Care for those that I don't
Learn how to love those I hate.
Enjoy every moment I get
Forget about what means nothing
Remember all that means everything
Make a joke when I shouldn't
Laugh even though its not funny
Cry when I'm happy
Never fear, it only wastes time
Show the devil when he's met his match
Cast out my demons forever
Travel the world and see
Stand on the highest mountain
Be the heart of a dead country...
Make my own music
Even though it doesn't rhyme, make my own poem
Sing my own songs
Make new friends
Accept different cultures
Eat weird food
Hug, kiss, and never let go

All the things that I used to think were so important
I now realize mean nothing
All I want to do is help those who can't help themselves

All the money in the world can't buy my happiness
All the joys of doing what I love
All means nothing in the face of God if
All I have is nothing for him

In a matter of 60 seconds
I've figured out the secret of life
But now I'm falling asleep
Will I remember when I wake up?

Author Unknown --- Submitted by D.R., Age 16 --- Nevada