Friday, December 23, 2005

I LIVE it my way

With so many of my colleagues leaving, the goodbyes seem to be quite unbearable. My mailbox is full with goodbyes and notes and messages, short and long. Two emails particularly caught my heart.

One said this.... " I leave you with this thought; it's a line from an old french war song...... Chacun Son Tour. Aujourd'hui le tien, demain le mien. To each his turn. Today yours, tomorrow mine."

This one touched my heart even more. It seems to potray what I want to say as well...

I guess the end is near, and so I face, the final curtain.
My friend, I'll say it clear,
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.
I've lived, a life that's full, I've traveled each and every highway.
And more, much more than this,

I live it my way.


Regrets, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention.
I did, what I had to do, and saw it through, without exemption.
I planned, each charted course, each careful step, along the byway,
and more, much more than this,
I live it my way.


Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew,
When I bit off, more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up, and spit it out.
I faced it all, and I stood tall,
and live it my way.


I've loved, I've laughed and cried,
I've had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing.
To think, I did all that, and may I say --- not in a shy way,
"Oh no, oh no not me,
I live it my way".


For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things, he truly feels,
And not the words, of one who kneels.
The record shows, I took the blows ---
And live it my way!


7 comments:

mom2ashley said...

sounds like a song...so you didnt get the vss?

Zara's Mama said...

Just dropping by to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you..

Will come back to read your posts later.

Zara's Mama said...

what about you? Still staying on?

you said you work near my office, where is that again? you never did reply.

Baby Smooches said...

mom2ashley, well, it's from the song.... "I did it my way"

zara's mama, Merry Christmas to you too! I was based in Damansara Heights for more than 6 years but have shifted office now.

jazzmint said...

I'm sure there are lots of farewell lunches too

Baby Smooches said...

jazzmint, well, lots of tears I would say...

Egghead said...

that is Frank Sinatra's "My Way"!

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