“You must change your life”

Do not go loudly out of the room,

slip ever so gently away.

If they know you are gone,

they won’t leave you alone.

Move swiftly away from the light.

Do not stand up when others are down,

let no one see you shine out.

If they spy you on high,

they’ll slice you apart.

Move swiftly away from the light.

Do not die out before you are born,

nor choke your voice from song.

If you spend your talents

buying time and deceit,

there’ll be nothing of you to remember

when we shovel wet soil on your grave.


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Paul O'Mahony

I'm Paul O'Mahony (Poet). On Twitter you can reach me @Omaniblog A father. I work as business storytelling consultant - Podcaster - Blogger - Live streamer via Periscope - Foodie - I love to connect with people. . Live in Glanmire, Cork Ireland Europe linkedin.com/in/paulhomahony

2 thoughts on ““You must change your life””

  1. Hi Paul. I have read this twice. Wow, I don’t know what to comment, so I will just say that I appreciate finding your words to read again, and that this one touches me very much. Allbest, I hope you and yours are in good health


  2. The problem is being able to move quickly away from the light. I hope to succeed. Great Paul. Thanks Paul 💚☘️


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