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There is a point in your life that you don't want to acknowledge.

You probably won't even notice it when it happens.

You'll be smiling and happy and jovial.

But you will look back upon it, on your deathbed, as The End.

The last time you saw your best friend.

It was assumed you would see each other again.

Implied, even.

Why wouldn't you see him again?

You enjoy each other's company, and you will both live forever.

Right?

But then one day, he is gone.

And he won't be coming back.

There is a last day, there is a last time, for everything. You just don't realize it when it happens.

The last time you have sex.

The last time you get a hug.

The last time you go to the dentist.

And it never happens again.

And you won't need teeth where you are going.

There is a point in your life that you don't want to acknowledge. You probably won't even notice it when it happens. You'll be smiling and happy and jovial. But you will look back upon it, on your deathbed, as The End. The last time you saw your best friend. It was assumed you would see each other again. Implied, even. Why wouldn't you see him again? You enjoy each other's company, and you will both live forever. Right? But then one day, he is gone. And he won't be coming back. There is a last day, there is a last time, for everything. You just don't realize it when it happens. The last time you have sex. The last time you get a hug. The last time you go to the dentist. And it never happens again. And you won't need teeth where you are going.

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I was just getting the urge to write some poetry today myself.

Now I'm here trying to find the hidden message.

If you go to Valhalla there will be no such surprise and regret.

Yeah. And if you happen to be unusually good at staying alive,
your reward is more and more of those deathbed moments.
What a wonderful world.

'Unusually good at staying alive'. Nice way to describe it.

I always tell people that I'm the luckiest person I know and my list of near misses gets longer as I get older. I hope I reflect on all the second chances I've had rather than on the last happy moments i'll never feel again.

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