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Hey Life, We Should Talk

A Heart to Heart

By JBazPublished 5 months ago 2 min read
Hey Life, We Should Talk
Photo by Kasper Rasmussen on Unsplash

Dear life,

I think we both know why I am writing you,

we really should have talked sooner.

I appreciate that you breathed yourself into me, (See what I did there?).

My sincerest apologies for not thanking you when I was born,

I was so focused on waiting for my next meal

and trying not to fill my diapers.

We both know how that turned out.

And as a teenager,

there was no need for a discussion.

After all, what could you tell me that I didn’t already know.

Oh yeah, everything.

I can only blame it on an underdeveloped brain,

and an over inflated ego.

My bad.

When I was young, time moved so slow,

I wanted to be older.

Now, it races at a pace I wish would slow down,

given the chance, I would treasure my youth.

But I guess that is Time and not you, that I should be asking.

After all,

you never promised me anything more than the chance to live.

Exploring the world and everything it has to offer, you left that up to me.

I tried to do my best.

Took chances, missed opportunities.

Learned to succeed, accepted failure.

Always wanting more, content with what I have.

It was wonderful and scary, oh so wonderfully scary.

I know our time together is running short, I’ve accepted that,

sometimes we don’t always receive the news we wish to hear.

I will not complain or beg for more time,

it would be futile, and a waste of what little I have left.

For now, you are still apart of me,

I will cherish what was, and what may yet be.

Because of you:

I experienced wonderous things,

I also enjoyed doing nothing at all.

I embraced the beauty all around me,

and witnessed the ugliness that lurks in all of us.

There were times when my heart was full,

and moments when I felt empty.

I laughed so hard it hurt,

and I hurt so much I cried.

I experienced the dawn of many a new day,

and felt alive.

I gazed into the heavenly stars,

and felt alone.

You let me figure out how to live, my decisions my choices,

even at times when I felt I had none, they were there.

I place no blame on others for my mistakes,

and tried to forgive myself for making them.

I loved,

Better yet, I am loved.

In the end, it was and is what I make of it.

Thank you life for giving me the opportunity,

for all this and so much more.


You know who.


About the Creator


I have enjoyed writing for most of my life, never professionally.

I wish to now share my stories with others, lets see where it goes.

Born and raised on the Canadian Prairies, I currently reside on the West Coast. I call both places home.

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  • Babs Iverson12 days ago

    Fantastic letter!!! Truly inspirational & love this!!! Jason, you nailed it!!!💕♥️♥️

  • Test3 months ago

    This was heartfelt and had a conclusive feeling, this acceptance of life for what it is.

  • Novel Allen5 months ago

    You speak for all of us JBaz. Though we give life hell and many headaches, still it is there for us till the end.

  • Kelley Stead5 months ago

    Such a familiar feeling. Contemplating the passing of time, the fragility and finite existence we all share. I try not to think about it, and yet here you are, pressing every single button. Well done. You captured the thankfulness and the fear all at once. Good luck in the challenge!

  • Paul Stewart5 months ago

    this is great! heartfelt, inspiring and relatable!

  • Dean F. Hardy5 months ago

    I enjoyed this, J. Well done.

  • Dana Stewart5 months ago

    This is quite beautiful. I loved the progression of the narrative, you rang some familiar bells. The sign off, You know who, is the finishing touch.

  • Donna Fox5 months ago

    I loved the commentary and relatability to this piece! Nice work JBaz!

  • I loved this.

  • C. Rommial Butler5 months ago

    Death is no end to life, only to us. It's only proper to thank it for letting us pass through!

  • Cathy holmes5 months ago

    Wow. This is gorgeous. Really well done.

  • Nicely done loved the attitude in this piece. And I totally agree it’s up to us to make the most of our opportunities

  • Mark Gagnon5 months ago

    The older you get, the truer your story becomes. Trust me. 😉 Well done!

  • Nice one❤️💬

  • Gal Mux5 months ago

    Beautiful and very resonating!

  • Naomi Gold5 months ago

    I love the personal accountability of this perspective. It is well written too.

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