The Day I Die....

September 29, 2009
By forever_misguided GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
forever_misguided GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
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When I die…… I’ll be honest, I’m terrified of dying, or anything close to that experience. But I believe that there is a reason for everything.
I’m here freaking out about the influenza going around the world. I don’t want to die so young. I haven’t accomplished any of my dreams yet! I’m scared. How do I protect myself from this horrible virus?

I was just watching the news. A fourteen-year-old from Texas died in only one day of the sickness. I twitched all stupid when I saw that. A million possibilities went through my head at the moment. I don’t know how I can go to high school everyday, knowing that there might be someone next to me with a contagious sickness. It scares me. It terrifies me.

Once we are carrying that virus, it’s only a matter of time before we die. Some may be lucky enough to make it and get better. But a great deal of us won’t get that second chance. One day, you could be dreaming about being a famous author, and respected movie director and script writer [like me], but those dreams can be ripped away in only a few seconds. It’s a very negative way of thinking, but it’s true. Being honest, I’d rather die from influenza than being shot, or strangled to death. Just not now.

I know that as soon as you’re done reading this, you must feel all insecure and all these thoughts are going through your mind. And trust me, I am feeling very perverse and sinister as I write this down on the bottom corner of my homework assignment. I figure I should just write my final wishes and hide it in my room. So that when my parents start to box all my stuff after I am deceased, they can find it and read my dreams, desires, thoughts, what type of person I really was, and I might even throw a few insults in there for the people I dislike.

But for now, I think I'm just going to determine if I should just leave all this on my homework and let my teacher read it. She might send me to the school counselor, and that's a good way to get out of class.

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on Oct. 14 2009 at 6:48 pm
forever_misguided GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
15 articles 0 photos 7 comments
i completely agree with what you mean, but you cannot deny that this comes across everyone's mind. especially young adults, such as myself, who are afraid of such matters.....

Sunshineyday said...
on Oct. 12 2009 at 6:08 pm
the influenza is nothing to be afraid of. most who die have pre-existing conditions that make thier bodies vulnerable. death is very complicated. but it's nothing to worry about. it's gonna happen to everyone, and to think about it is a waste of the time you are alive.


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