Don’t Judge a Life

Don’t judge a life by the way it ends
Losing the light as night descends
For we are here and then we’re gone
Remnants to reel and carry on

Endings are rare when all is well
Yes and the tale easy to tell
Stories of lives drawn simplified
As if the facts were cut and dried

Don’t judge a life as if you knew
Like you were there and saw it through
Measure a life by what was best
When they were better than the rest

Reserve your wrath for those who judge
Those quick to point and hold a grudge
Take them to task who only lead
While others pay, while others bleed

Tapping the keys in a life of rhyme
Ending the tune and standard time
Silence fills the afternoon
A long long way to gone too soon

Don’t judge a life by the way it ends
Losing the light as night descends
A chance to love is what we’ve got
For we are here and then…

We’re not.

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