Living or alive?

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Why drink of sullied waters when you could have the best?

Why spend life in diversion with TV and the rest?

Why corrupt your appetite with things that weaken you,

When life is full, and rich, and free, with so much more to do?

Why settle for a shadow when you could have the Son?

Don’t merely eke your way through life when living can be done.

Don’t rest a coward in your grave who feared to catch the ball,

Who settled for the lethargy and did not give his all.

Why, (childhood dreams abandoned) sit down upon a chair

And let the world’s beguilements entertain you there

And ne’er set forth to venture, to claim full life’s domain

To never taste the nectar, but in a chair remain.

So set aside the TV guide, the gamer and the phone

Forget about the neighbours and venture from your home.

This life, it is a precious gift and every day a treasure.

Don’t squander seconds, minutes, hours, on what you term as leisure,

But going forth embrace the sun, the moonlight and the showers

And opening your eyes to see embrace the fleeting hours.

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