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yes, another thread for help in my speech class, sorry. by the way, i read "Half Life: Full Life Consquences" for the dramatized speech like someone suggested, and no one thought it was funny . at one point i had to stop reading for ten or fifteen seconds cause i started laughing while reading "and teh dirt was messy and bloody from headcrabs", but no one else thought it was funny. i got an A though, so whatever. anywho, we have to do three more dramatized readings, all under one theme. you have to do a song, a poem, and then an exert (sp?) from a book or speech or anything. i couldn't think of anything, so i decided to do Carpe Diem as my theme. so far i have:

"We live in deeds..."
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures on a dial.
We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives
Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
And he whose heart beats quickest lives the longest:
Lives in one hour more than in years do some
Whose fat blood sleeps as it slips along their veins.
Life's but a means unto an end; that end,
Beginning, mean, and end to all things -- God.
The dead have all the glory of the world.
--Philip James Bailey

and..

"A Change of Seasons"
Pt. III - Carpe Diem

I'll always remember
The chill of November
The news of the fall
The sounds in the hall
The clock on the wall ticking away
"Seize the Day"
I heard him say
Life will not always be this way
Look around
Hear the sounds
Cherish your life while you're still around

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying."

We can learn from the past
But those days are gone
We can hope for the future
But there might not be one
The words stuck in my mind
alive from what I've learned
I have to seize the day
To home I returned

Preparing for her flight
I held with all my might
Fearing my deepest fright
She walked into the night
She turned for one last look
She looked me in the eye
I said, "I Love You...Good-bye"
--Dream Theater

if anyone has any suggestions for what i could do for my exert (sp?), that'd be teh pwnz.