10 Reasons to live

Subtitled: If a poet can find 10 reasons to live you can find even more!


  1. Because music of any kind (even if god forbid, its country music) will make your foot involuntarily tap out a rhythm, you can be reminded that you still have a heart, and when you remember that you still have a heart, you will also remember that you are still capable of giving and receiving love.
  2. Because if weeds can grow through cracks in the side walk – you can grow, even if you live in a concrete jungle. And if you can’t get behind this – remember all life originally seeped from muddy clay.
  3. Because all winners will become losers, it follows that all losers will become winners. Just ask Mohamed Ali. So loose your membership in the “Culture of Disbelief!
  4. Because the nature of surprise is such that you never know when one may happen, (that’s why they’re called “surprises”) you should stick around; if manna once fell from heaven – it could happen again – do you really want to miss that?
  5. Because misery loves company – like beggar men sitting in parks drinking beer; a new life can happen just by changing the company you keep. So ask your self, who do I want to know?
  6. Because there is always the chance that when you stop waiting for someone to make a difference in your life, and you start trying to make a difference in someone else’s, a genie will pop out of a bottle and grant you three wishes.
  7. Because, if you are a Buddhist and don’t find a reason to live, you’ll just have to come back and try again, and if you are a Christian and don’t find a reason to live, you’ll sweat in a hell of eternal damnation – given these two outcomes it becomes comparatively easy to choose to live, doesn’t it? 
  8. Because if you are dumb, you can become smarter and if you are smart you can teach those who are dumb.
  9. Because the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, especially when you water it with your envy – imagine what could happen to your lawn, if you paid more attention to your dignity.
  10. Because what ever the power paradigms you fear – nothing is in control of everything. Change is the only constant. Don’t like what’s happening now? Relax. This to shall pass…

2 responses to “10 Reasons to live

  1. harlequinsgazette

    This is beautiful. Number One speaks so true; it’s my only passion. Thank you for writing this.

  2. Thank you for your visit…and your comment.

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