We Are Going to Die

We Are Going to Die

A Poem by Laura Harrison

inspired by Shane Koyczan's poem 'Pinned To The Dish.'

Eventually, we are going to die.
That is the only thing that we know
is going to happen for certain.
So why are we so afraid of living?
Why are we so afraid 
Of being who we really are
or doing what we want to do?
Because one day,
this life will be taken away
and only then will we finally realise
what have I done with my life?
Only then will we regret
all the chances we didn’t take
and all the things we didn’t say.
So write that book
you’ve always wanted to write,
travel to that country
you’ve always wanted to see,
become the person
you used to tell yourself 
you were one day going to be.
Do not let the belief in an afterlife
stop you from doing something
with your life now.
Because despite how careful you are,
despite how healthy you try to be-
the only thing in life that is guaranteed
is that is doesn’t last forever
and we could die at any given moment
whether we want to accept it or not.
And as much as I want to believe
that there’s more to life than this,
that at the end we’re going to get rewarded-
as far as we know, 
this is the only life we’re going to get.
So take it.
This is your life.
Live it.

© 2016 Laura Harrison

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I love that! Nice writing!

Posted 2 Years Ago

Excellent advice for all of us. Very encouraging. "Carpe diem". Nice job.

Posted 3 Years Ago

I agree.
"This is your life.
Live it."
Life is to be live. Learn from the bad days and make the good days last forever. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.

Posted 3 Years Ago

amen. write the book, travel, live. Beautifully stated.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Here! Here! Great advice in poetic form!

Posted 4 Years Ago

What a beautiful call to life and living
why not spread those wings and fly

there is much innocence to your words ........

Posted 4 Years Ago

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Added on March 17, 2016
Last Updated on March 17, 2016


Laura Harrison
Laura Harrison

Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

My name is Laura, I am 25 and I write poetry to understand life. more..


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