The Last Call

It all happened so fast

One minute you’re flying high

The next you’re about to crash

You hear a voice over the speaker that says

Fasten your seatbelts ladies and gentlemen

We just hit some turbulence

That’s where the story ends

So you close your eyes then you hope and pray

That you did not just hear what you heard him say

But you know like Mr. West you once heard ’em say

That nothing’s ever promised tomorrow today

That’s why we all turn life out into game

And start to play it on out the harder way

But it’s all the same

‘Cause at the end of the day

You still at 30,000 feet

Strapped tightly to your seat

Falling through the altitudes

With shaking hands and feet

The Last Call

Say goodbye to the world you knew

And heave a sight the world anew

This is my moment of clarity

My moment of truth

My moment of honesty to say goodbye to you

The last call was not for alcohol

It was from dying father to his darling baby girl

It was from loving mother who just left the world

I wrote this originally in 2005 back when plane crashes seemed to be the order of the day. It’s thoroughly heartbreaking to me that it’s still relevant today.


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