A short life

“Enjoy life while you can. It can be taken in a heart beat.”

Jasmin Morin

I wrote the following a few years ago, after the devastating news of a young friend (of only 19) rendered brain-dead after an accident. His organs were donated. He saved many lives, he was no rube.

Life is not always kind enough to be a journey

Or to let you do your share

To live, laugh, and feel

Life can be cruelly short

Just enough to let you care, be loved

And have a spot for all the laughs in the world

To cocoon your departure

I hope every life that young soul saved is filled with laughter, feelings

And simply life


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  1. Amazing!!!! A really beautiful poem. So sorry you lost your friend.

    1. Thanks Patty <3

  2. Of course I would love this. The first line is so painfully perfect. It inspires me. It begs to asks a million questions. I too lost a friend in an acvident at 19. I wonder if it were cruel for him or only for me? The memory is still so crushing after all these years but is it all Perspective? Who knows?
    “Dying is easy, living is harder” – George Washington

    1. Beautiful quite. Thanks Laura, I’m sorry about your loss as well.

  3. pawprintsandmint says:

    I am so sorry for your friend who passed away, truly too young to leave the world.. but wonderfully generous to help save others as well.. it is lovely that you commemorated them also in this post

    1. Thank you for the condolences, I do agree that he it was wonderful how he saved many lives, at least that made us feel a tiny bit comforted.

  4. Sorry for your loss. This is so powerful x

    1. Thank you for the condolences xx

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