Life Is What Happens, While You Are Making Other Plans

Life Is What Happens, While You Are Making Other Plans
By Don Ray Williams
October 24, 2005

When I was a baby in my mother’s belly,
I thought life was great, kinda like floating in jelly,
I always was fed, I had nary a worry,
Never thinking of leaving, I was in no hurry.

But as I got bigger, my mom would complain,
This kid needs to leave; he’s causing too much pain.
So I was born, and I started to understand;
Life is what happens while you are making other plans.

As a child I grew up still very carefree;
There wasn’t much that bothered me.
My dad was my greatest pal and I was always by his side.
I thought we would always be together, until the day he died.
So life taught me one more lesson, and I continued to understand,
Life is what happens while you are making other plans.

Through grade school, middle school and high school, I thought a kid I would always be;
Then one day as I looked in the mirror, I saw a man staring back at me.
Soon that man had his own family, and I continued to understand,
Life is what happens while you are making other plans.

My family grew, two girls and a boy,
And each of them was my greatest joy.
Now one never thinks of their child going first,
And when my daughter died, that day was the worst.
I guess I am a slow learner, but someday, I’ll understand,
Life is what happens while you are making other plans.

My son and daughter have also grown,
And now they both have families of their own.
I wonder if they realize, how fast this life does pass,
And that you need to live each day, cause each day might be your last.
Some things you must experience, to help you understand,
Life is what happens while you are making other plans.

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