Francis Duggan


The Journey Through Life


For the wealthy and famous and the stranger to fame
The journey through life it will end much the same
For everyone born there is a last day
The clock on our lives it keeps ticking away.

On everyone in the World a use by date
And death for us all is a certain fate
And if you are World famous or one without a friend
It all amounts to nothing when it comes to the end.

Celebrities live and celebrities die
In that way they are not any different to you or to i
If in a hereafter so many believe
Then why for their dead do they bother to grieve?

To the wealthy and famous and the poor refugee
Death comes to all as to you and to me
Like the fruits of the Autumn when ripe they must fall
The journey through life it must end for us all.

Submitted: Friday, June 13, 2008
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