My Poem “All in”

No matter what I do,
no matter who I meet,
I jump into everything
with all my heart
and with both feet...
I have always believed that sometimes
you need to either go all in, or go home -
because life needs to be lived
not waited for like a phone call...
no matter what has happened,
no matter what I have done,
I have lived a life of laughter and fun,
with some people who might
never again look my way
and may even choose to cross
a busy street just so they don't run into me...
I have walked, I have ran,
I have flown, and I have fallen -
but no matter what life has thrown at me,
and no matter what people have put me through,
if my time on Earth were to end tonight
then I could honestly say that I have had a ball...
no matter the smiles, no matter the tears,
no matter the denials, no matter the fears -
I hope people who have danced with me
will remember forever where and when
we had our moments to shine in our own spotlight,
and remember that there were times
when everything felt like a dream
because our shared moments
were better than we could have imagined...
everybody who gives something of themselves
knows that they will never recieve
in return anything close to the energy
and the love that they once gave to someone else -
but sometimes in life you have to gamble,
you have to show that you do not flinch,
and you have to show the hand
of cards that you have been dealt
and go all in.