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When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be, By John Keats

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In the poem, When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be, by John Keats, he describes what he wants to do before he dies. John Keats died young from tuberculosis and was not very popular in society. He wrote a message on his own tombstone, which read “Here lies one whose name was writ in water”. It wouldn’t be until hundreds of years later that he would be recognized as one of the greats. After considering Keats’ poem, When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be, I have three things that I would like to accomplish before my time is up which are having a family, taking my dad on a hunt, and traveling all over the world.

The very first thing I want to accomplish is having a family. I want a family so that way I can pass on my genetics to my kids. My family is going to be very happy and peaceful. I want to be able to provide them with everything they need plus more. My parents are the example of what I want in a marriage and also role models of the most
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I would like to be able to bring my parents and grandparents to some of these beautiful places that our world has to offer. I will have to have a pretty good paying job because all these things that I would like to accomplish cost quite a bit of money. From Mexico to Rome, I want to see it all. If I could travel to all the seven wonders the world then that would complete my three accomplishments.

After I read Keats’ poem, When I Have Fears That I May Cease to be, it really made me think about all the things that I want to accomplish in my life. Before we know it our time will be here, it’s just a matter of when. This poem really made me think about the way I am living my life right now and how I should not be taking it for granted. I need to change my lifestyle if I want to accomplish all of these things. These three things that I plan on doing in my lifetime before God decides that it is my time to
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