With the Option to not Merely Exist, but to Live

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Every Day
Is a special occasion
To put on your best dress
Your best shirt
Your best shoes
Forget the blues
You choose
Every day
Only occurs once
Race through the field
Lay in them
Take in the sweet air
For once today is over
You can’t have it back
You must sweat, suffer, and curl up into a ball
Or
You must throw that all out
With the Option to not merely exist, but to live

That is my vow

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Collectively, Respectfully, Introspectively
You have to live it boldly
You have to live with vigorous reckless abandon
You have to tirelessly spin
In order to win
Win the race
Take first place
Because nobody knows
What’s gonna happen tomorrow
It may be joy and it may be sorrow
So I will borrow a phrase
From my mind
And remind myself and all of you
That here’s what I’ll do
I will rise up
I will rise like like a wave
I will rise up
In spite of the fear in my heart
I will understand
That what’s at stake is in the palm of my hand
So with vigorous reckless abandon
And deathly precision
I pursue my vision
To be, to live, to love
To be unapologetically whoever I want
And flaunt that I choose
To be happy and to heal that bruise
Of not knowing, I want to live for now
That is my vow