My Next Life

In my next life

I want to be something

Something more than I was

in this life

 

In my next life

I want to be noble and honest

caring and true

Something more than I was

in this life

 

In my next life

I want to be free from the mistakes

and errors and misdeeds and missteps

Something better than I was

in this life

 

In my next life

I want to fly

To soar with the birds

To sit on a branch

Something I could never do

in this life

 

In my next life

I want to love stronger, live abundantly

breathe better, laugh harder

Something better than I did

in this life

 

In my next life

I want people to see me for who I am

Not what they think me to be

Something they never did

in this life

 

In my next life

I want to feel the passion

Of unlimited possibility

Something I only felt once

in this life

 

In my next life

I want to be a better father, a better lover

a better friend

Something more than I was in this life

 

In my next life

I want to be closer to God

to experience Him in a different way

in a different manner

Something I havenít felt

in this life

 

In my next life

I want to stand up for the courage of my convictions

And be willing to die

For that which I believe in

Something I havenít done

in this life

 

In my next life

I want to realize

That my next life

Doesnít start when I die

But when I choose to begin living

This Life.

 

Chuck Smoot

August 27, 2002

(updated September 1, 2002)

 

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