“To live forever, that’s my wish!”
Genie answers with a sigh:
“Your latest wish I must deny.
Son, you seem to be quite clever:
You can’t wish to live forever.
Eternal life? There’s no such thing,
’cause nothing is eternal – ZING!
All things once did not exist,
therefore nothing will persist
forever. Everything must end.
It’s sad but it is true my friend.
Planet Earth, the Milky Way,
will totally be gone one day.
Many billion years ahead
all you know will be quite dead:
plants and animals, mankind
(yes I know it blows your mind)
buildings, mountains, deserts, seas.
All the various histories
of all civilizations will
not be remembered. Whoa man, chill!
It’s pointless to be grim or sad.
Just live your life, it’s pretty rad!
Well, ‘Ignorance is bliss’, they say,
and you’re alive, so seize the day!”
Carpe Diem all. Seize the day.