Whether you are young or old, just born or over 100,
there is a journey you must take.
Whether you are radiant with health or sick,
having the strength of an athlete or terminally ill,
there is a pilgrimage you must make.
Whether you are educated or uneducated,
with a Ph.D. or no high school education,
there is a voyage you must take.
Whether you are religious or non-religious,
a Christian or an atheist,
there is a tour you must make.
Whether you are rich or poor,
living in a mansion or sleeping on the streets,
there is a trip you must take.
Whether you are wise or a fool,
having the wisdom of Solomon or making reckless choices,
there is an appointment you must make.
Whether you are successful or unsuccessful,
the founder of Microsoft or failure of a business attempt,
there is a passage you must take.
Whether you think about it or not,
contemplate its reality or ignore it,
there is a crossing you must make.
Whether you are ready for it or not,
preparing for or not even expecting it,
there is a way you must travel.
Death is the journey you must take and
which every human being must make.