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February 14, 2001
12:57 PM
it is not until you have loved...

This poem was originally typeset in uppercase.

IT IS NOT UNTIL YOU HAVE LOVED
   THAT YOU STARTED TO FEAR DEATH

IT IS NOT UNTIL YOU HAVE FALLEN
   THAT YOU STARTED TO RISE

IT IS NOT UNTIL YOU'VE RISEN
   THAT YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN TO LOVE

IT IS NOT UNTIL YOU HAVE REMEMBERED
   THAT YOU STARTED TO LIVE

IRONICALLY

IT IS NOT UNTIL YOU HAVE STARTED TO LIVE
   THAT YOU HAVE DIED