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Going, Growing, Gone
by Debbie Walker

Friday, October 30, 2009
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Three words my brother wanted to write about before he died. I did it for him because he can't publish from above.





We are given our days in our very birth.

No one ever knows how many they have

With any luck at all some will realize their worth.

But each day the clock is ticking as along our way we are going.


One day you wake up and something drastic in your life has changed

You have been given one of life’s many challenges to deal with today

You can keep on as you have been or you can begin to rearrange

It will be your choice rather to just survive or be busy at growing.


Most of our biggest lessons can be looked at as opportunities or pain

The choice is ours to make but the most fulfilling is an opportunity

Take your best shot; give it all you got, hold up to the strain

That’s what we’re here to learn, Going, Growing, Gone.



For Blake



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/15/2009
I appreciate the perspective put forward within these verses, Debbie; and this is a fine testimonial and tribute for your brother. Thank you for sharing it. Love and blessings,

Reviewed by Debra Conklin 11/8/2009
I agree with John, to learn not to take ourselves not so seriously means we have reached the pinnacle of maturity.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 10/31/2009
My son is 19, and I happened to mention to him yesterday that if we had to look back at me at age 19 I would be mortified. "Oh no no no- don't look at that."
I certainly would not want to be represented by how I was at 19.
Honestly, we would be looking at a very decent loving human being, but the insecurity and immaturity would be painful to watch.
Growing is a good thing.
I expect on my death bed I'll be just about ready to face the world.
I do believe it is the height of maturity to not take ourselves so seriously.


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