Dahlia Morris

You'll Die Once

You'll Die Once

Live everyday; you'll die once
When was the last time you dance?
Live life, give and take
What are you prioritizing as a mistake?

There is not as much time as you think
Do you know the ones you cherish, could be gone in a blink?
Treasure the moments with your child
Did you know you only stay young for but a short while?

That person with whom you work
Why can't you be kind to them first?
Bask in the sunshine
When was it that you took the time?

Spend time with your mom and dad
Do you know time is the greatest gift you've had?
Take time to pay them a visit
When they are gone, will you miss it?

Hug the ones you love
Do you know hugs are one of the best gifts to have?
Create space for your family and friend,
What if today was the end?

Be true to who you are; live without fear
What if the things you worry about no one cares?
As long as you're alive, there is still time to live
Why not enjoy yourself and make time to forgive?

Without notice things can change
How would you feel if things got rearranged?
There is more to life than dollars and cents
Will you be happy with how your last second isspent?

Live every day; you'll die once
Why are you afraid to take a chance?
You'll have enough time to rest when you are dead
Isn't it worth taking time to live, while you are aliveinstead?

D. Loveday Morris

An Extract from the Diary of a Jamaican Critical Care Nurse Living and Working in the UK

Dedicated to Abet Mercado. Thank you for being a beautifully inspiring

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Poem Submitted: Monday, August 17, 2020

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Comments about You'll Die Once by Dahlia Morris

  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/17/2020 5:02:00 AM)

    Live every day; you'll die once
    Why are you afraid to take a chance?
    You'll have enough time to rest when you are dead
    Isn't it worth taking time to live, while you are alive instead? ......written beautifully on the active life

    ///
    One day
    everyone will die
    will die lonely
    all alone

    this life is transient
    and the death
    is the unwritten constitution of birth

    so live
    live with the active mind and hands
    live with the chance of good serving

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