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by Ruth Batchelor

I do not fear death
at this moment.
But what of life?
Have I
      laughed enough, played enough,
      sung enough, danced enough,
      given enough, loved enough,
      prayed enough?
What more
     could I,
     would I,
     should I do?
I want to gather up all the flowers
in the bouquet that is to be my life
quickly, before the blossoms fade
and time flows into eternity.
I do not fear death...
At this moment.

Ruth Batchelor is a retired special education teacher living in the small town of Coolidge, AZ with husband Eric. She has three grown children and four grandchildren (soon to be five). Her priority is to see them as much as possible and keep building happy memories.