Livy Did Not Live
Livy dies at 25
Never knowing life
Livy died all alone
With scars from her kitchen knife.
She lied on her kitchen floor
Slowly passing away
Thinking of her bitter life and
The years she threw away.
For Livy never fell in love
Nor a single chance she took
Livy never finished school or
Read an interesting book.
Liv was always a contradiction
Never living up to her name
Livy never lived at all
Her life was rather plain.
She never bought a lottery ticket
Trying to save her pennies
She never tried to capture a dream
Because she had too many.
She never took a trip abroad
So will never know the beauty of the world
She never indulged in the fantasies
She had as a little girl.
Livy never cried a useless tear or
Found humour in life’s little qualms
And now in her final moments
The laughter and tears won’t come.
For Livy never learned to laugh,
Her death won’t make her cry
Her eyes begin to close in relief for
The end of a life untried.
So never hang onto life’s regrets
Take all the world will give
Remember Livy’s untimely death and
Livy who did not live.