There is only one life to live
Sometimes, the one you get
is too short or so it seems.
People say all the time
They do not have time for it all
Or they ask
Where has time gone?
If this is happening to you
Just put it off until the next life
I am not sure we are guaranteed
A second existence
But just in case
It won’t hurt to plan for one
It will be better
You will have time to plan ahead
Kind of a bucket list in the reverse
Or it could just be
these are the things I did not have time to do list
In reality I never made time to be me
I became a whole lot of other people
So, now that I know
I will not be able to do it all just in this one life
These are the things I will put off
until the next, like:
dancing in the rain
auditioning for the opera
having a pillow fight
learning to play the harp
boxing in a real ring
painting a masterpiece
winning the National Spelling Bee
finding the ultimate cure for heartbreak
designing the perfect kitchen
and making sure
I do what counts the most first.
Quotes of the week:
From: Browsery – http://browsery.tumblr.com/post/29550801505/in-one-sense-reading-is-a-great-waste-of-time-in
“Did I mention supreme joy? That is why I read: I want everything to be okay. That’s why I read when I was a lonely kid and that’s why I read now that I’m a scared adult.
Mary Ruefle (via arkoftheache)”
A Letter from My Future Self
“There is a rare joy in reading the words of my heart in print, bled out in the blackest of ink onto each numbered page. Words that change lives. Words that inspire. Words that can even change the world. This I believe to be true.”
Make sure you love something today.
“There is an intimate and unique connection between the cosmos and the observer when heads are tilted back. No one would mention seeing a celebrity photographed in a magazine, but many text messages would be sent after passing someone famous in the street, or seeing them across a room. It makes them real.’
*I am having such a great time reading my fellow Word Press bloggers. For those of you reading my posts I want to thank you all. Your comments are very much appreciated.
On the Road
to Amazing Grace
reminds me that
Life is a Miracle
The Spirit Catches You
and You Fall Down
But we all have
Brothers and Keepers
to lift us back up.
* This names many of my Great Books for young people and anyone who loves to read.
What are your favorite books. Try Writing a Poem using the titles.
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