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Life's No Guarantee

by Shy Leigh

You can have all the plastic surgery money can buy,
But there's no guarantee
you'll be beautiful.

You can burn
all the pictures you possess,
But there's no guarantee
you'll forget the memories.

You can have sex
with everyone you want,
But there's no guarantee
anyone will make love to you.

You can shoot yourself in the head,
But there's no guarantee you'll die.

You can exist here on this earth,
But there's no guarantee you'll live.

02/27/2002

Posted on 02/27/2002
Copyright © 2021 Shy Leigh

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Anne Engelen on 12/04/02 at 06:52 PM

This is so true. I do believe a lot of people merely exist but don't experience life!

Posted by John Harder on 01/13/03 at 07:56 AM

it's the whole in-your-face truth. we need to hear this. good writing.

Posted by Tim D Livingston on 03/08/03 at 08:18 AM

Excellent Shy.

Posted by Cole Miller on 10/28/03 at 05:35 PM

that second bit is just so true. so very well written.

Posted by Michael Smith on 08/18/15 at 02:05 AM

Congrats on POTD Shy! This unwinds beautifully to a very important lesson. Well deserved and very glad I had a chance to read it.

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