“Everybody Dies”

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Everybody dies.

That piece of knowledge doesn’t make me wise,

It just makes me more aware than half the crowd.

You know, those who keep their heads in the clouds.

 

I wish I was ignorant,

Blind from this instant.

I’d rather live thinking I’d live forever here on,

But if I do then that surely makes me a villain too quick to con.

 

And I am too moral to be the antagonist,

Too fearful to play the protagonist.

I am not all that I had wanted to be,

But that’s alright with me.

 

I can’t do everything that I want to do,

Be everything I want to be,

But I can sleep peacefully knowing that though I have taken too much to chew,

No expectations can be placed to a higher degree.

 

Everybody dies,

And someday I will die too.

I won’t waste my time making repeated tries,

To try to swallow all that I will chew.

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