If I had Known

April 3, 2008
By Destini Smith, Hoover, AL

If I had known
that on this day I was to die
I would have tried harder in school
I would have tried to fill everyday
with bright greens and reds
If I had known that I would die
I would have made sure that my family
would remember me by
would never replace my spirit
would always save my place at the dinner table
I would have never picked on that little kid
I would have noticed the cold tears dancing on his face
If I had known that on this day, I would die
I would have loved more
laughed more
prayed more
but most of all
I would have tried so hard
to live.


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