One life could lead another's

To the edge of an abyss

As our feet just keep a'walking

One is bound to step amiss

Focus on the leaves turned brown-

Spend your life in a remiss

One chance was all I had

And I chose to sit and wait

Now I sweat and pace

Just outside your pearly gates

It's not enough I know it all,

No, for wisdom was the bait

If I could, I'd take you, breathlessly,

As in talons of the hawk

Instead, I feel so vulture-like

Should I want more than to talk

To think I'd rather lose my legs,

Than my ability to walk…

…I must try just once or always balk-

Strike, all charged, like static shock.