I had a dream. And in this dream I was given a choice.
The choice given to me was to live or die.
The choice was easy for me to make.  I either had to stop my evil ways, or my last breath I would soon take.
Here on earth with my family is where I decided to stay.
In my dream, I was given a choice, give up my wrong and sinful ways and begin the healing process, by healing myself from within.
I had to learn to live all over again, and then on this earth with my family a little longer I could stay.
In my dream of life or death, I had developed a cancer in my chest.
I began to have liver and stomach problems. Diseases most commonly known as lung cancer, and cirrhosis of the liver.
And given the choice to live or die, I'll choose the healing process says I.
Because on this earth with my family a little longer I'd like to stay.
I believe that if we dream, then our dreams can become a reality.
So no more tobacco, and no more alcohol.  I'm through with drugs, of any kind one and all.
I believe that dreams really can come true. And now it is time for me to begin the healing process.
Given a choice to live or to die, the choice is easy, says I.
For on this earth with my loving family, a little while longer I'd like to stay.


           Written by, Kenneth "Murel" Crum Jr  May 21, 1994

Published in the iliad press Voices 1995