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  • sstoth0
    TIME TO GO My neighbor calls over Says he made a mistake today He opened the local newspaper & as usual lately saw yet another old friend had died About forty
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 18, 2014
      TIME TO GO

      My neighbor calls over
      Says he made a mistake today
      He opened the local newspaper
      & as usual lately saw yet 
      another old friend had died
      About forty years ago
      this friend had  been thrown clear
      when a car collided
      with a sturdy redwood tree
      He survived & for the rest
      of his life always felt lucky
      Now he died in a wreck
      not far from the same spot
      His luck didn’t help him
      My neighbor has a tear in his eye
      When it’s your time to go
      I guess you just go he says

      As if to illustrate further 
      he tells this story
      A couple he knew well
      ran off the highway
      into an unyielding redwood
      The husband was probably
      killed instantly but
      the wife could still move
      She made her way back
      to the highway
      where there was help
      but she was hit
      by an oncoming vehicle
      & suddenly killed

      When it’s your time to go
      You go he repeats
      then rubs out
      the tear in his eye
      before it can fall

      Steve Toth
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