Will you be another Joe Blow [ordinary]

and wait until your last garsp

before you take a look at your life

why you lived, what caused strife


what are your beliefs

what happens when you die

is there another life

or is this truly good bye


have you touched others hearts

done the best that you can

helped others along the way

been kind, shared a real smile


kept to yourself

wallowed in worries

fret about tomorrow

or embraced each moment


how we lived our every day life

often indicates how we will leave

if gentle and kind we will unwind

if brash or brisk we are taking a risk


know yourself now

don’t leave it too late

death will surely come

we don’t know the date


check and change

to bring health and happiness

to yourself and those around

then your joy will know no bound!