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Jackie Metcalf has written a poem; read it and let it rattle around your subconscious as you work toward forming your New Year's Resolutions.   

Empty Versus Overfilled 

One Shot

One chance

Better jump on the train

Or stand alone in the rain.

Make decisions

Ask questions

Pull up your pants

Lift your chin

And be a man.

One Shot

One chance

Swim against the flow

Or be eaten alive.

Fight tooth and nail

For all you want and need

But keep your heart

Cuz without it

All the shots…

All the chances…

Will mean nothing.

To die with respect

But have no love

Is like watchin' all those shots

All those chances

All the opportunities

Pass you by without a care.


Copyright Jackie Metcalf 12/6/02

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