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There is no good day to die.

Monday is first day of my week.

It's the start of things
anxious, and pregnant with anticipation

Tuesdays are busy
All fire and bursts of energy
Time passes too quickly to consider my demise

Wednesday is all about counting progress
no more climbing uphill
I'm over the hump
and working my way down

Thursday is a day to be steady

busy, whittling away
with a whistle whilst I work

Friday is my day to be done

There's the promise of weekend
to live for

Saturday is too bright -
too cheerful to die

too much to do
to pass the time

to even think about
passing away

And Sunday
My serious Sunday

it's a day to think
and reflect

on the wonderful
week I've just had

I'm too grateful to God
to die on Sunday

For me

There is no good day to die.


(Whatever you think about the writing, whatever you do, PLEASE take the time to comment. I'm looking for constructive critism; blocks upon which I can build. THANKS!!! rajengineer)

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The following comments are for "No Good Day to Die"
by rajengineer

My view on life is that we will all die, why worry about it. In the movie Braveheart, there is a wonderful quote. "Every man dies someday, not everyman truely lives" I will be one who does live, I'm glad to see you will be as well.

( Posted by: crackpotpoet [Member] On: May 5, 2006 )

No Good Day to Die
crackpotpoet -

Thanks for your comment. I remember the line from the movie too. I think it was said by Mel Gibson's character, Wallace, as a rallying cry to his Scottish troops.

In any case, the line is accurate. Not enough of us truly LIVE. By some measures, I think I do a fair job of it, but I too am lacking.

Itís easy to become complacent. Comfortable with the status quo. The things that we should live for (our families and friends, with all the complications that they bring) - we sometimes use these people and the complications as excuses to stop living. We play it all TOO safe, taking NO chances in life. Until finally, one day (and probably not a day of your choosing), your time is up.

Truthfully though, this "poem" was just a thought that I couldn't shake. I wrote it down, with the hope of better understanding it. I should've taken more time with it.

Now, in looking at it, all I notice is the typo in line 2...

"Monday is THE first day of my week."

...I'll have to get around to fixing that, SOON. (lol)

Thank you for taking the time to read and COMMENT. It means a lot.

rajengineer ;-)

( Posted by: rajengineer [Member] On: May 5, 2006 )

A Day to Die
Interesting... wasn't it the native American who said "today is a good day to die?"
Either way, I agree. I don't think any of us would choose to die 'today', yet so much better to look at it your way and say "I'm too busy today, let me have a tomarrow..."
Yes, Wallace, with his entrails out, still stood by his convictions. Wonder, if I were to be tested thus, if I could be what I admire-
I am a pampered princess of 21st Century Americana, yet somewhere in my heart-of-hearts I hope I'd be a champion.
This is thought-provoking. thanks for the write-

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: May 5, 2006 )

i agree!
i completly agree.. not just because you couldnt pick a good day to die but, even if you were ready, those around wouldnt be. When someone you love leaves you, even if they had a good life, and acheived all their dreams, it will still always end up breaking someones heart. i had my experience with death almost 2 years ago (hints the name grandmasgirl) and although i know she was fully all about God, cheered people up, took care of me and everyone else, and had a great life, it still kills me. your completly right, there is definetly no good day to die
i loved your poem.. dont be shy, share some more! i cant wait!

( Posted by: grandmasgirl [Member] On: May 6, 2006 )

Good Dat to Die/Fairplay
Fairplay -

I've got no way of knowing, but it sounds like your mother and your wife may have each suffered from some condition, like a terminal illness maybe, and their conditions maybe took a toll on them, AND their loved ones. If I got it wrong, I'm sorry. That was just the impression I got; and at any rate, I'm sorry for your loss.

I'm fortunate enough to have my health (right now) Thank God, but if my circumstances were to change, I/m sure my outlook would change too. I don't know that I could hasten my own passing (it takes a certain resolve that I don't have - I don't follow through with ANYTHING like I should), but If my health deteriorated so much that I'd become a burden to my loved ones, and a drain on financial resources, I think I'd certainly pray for an end.

So yeah, under a different set of circumstances, I could choose a good day to die.

I appreciate your comment; very thought provoking. The same is true for all who were kind enough to read and comment. Thank You ALL :-)


( Posted by: rajengineer [Member] On: May 6, 2006 )

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