Carpe Diem

(Notes to self)

Time moves on inexorably

It will not stand still for anyone

Don’t wait for a right opening

Surrender yourself to the feeling of madness

Don’t feed the strange animal, insecurity

Feel not denied, tortured or betrayed

Love is not always about conquering

It is also about freeing yourself

Not all questions ought to have answers

Stop wondering what life would have been

If I were you or if you were me!

Dance in the air, fall through the cracks

Then dust yourself and catch a falling star

Be your own umbrella when it rains

And once your outbox gets rid of the unsent letters

Write notes to yourself

About how would you know what exactly you want

Then make today the day

When you don’t ever have to say

Once upon a time I wanted to…

Day 23: Opening

#OctPoWriMo

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45 thoughts on “Carpe Diem

  1. Beautiful. Loved these two lines ‘Then dust yourself and catch a falling star. Be your own umbrella when it rains’ – so well expressed. Leave no space for regrets in life, only then can it be lived fully. Isn’t it?

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  2. So wise, my friend. Seize the day, always. How well you’ve captured the essence of this. I particularly enjoyed the outbox getting rid of unsent letters – no regrets πŸ™‚

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  3. this is one of those poems that requires printing out and framing – you are brilliant without realising how good you are! “Not all questions ought to have answers” – i know but i still keep on asking! totally love every line, each one is not only a note but a pause to be more relevant to one’s own self

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  4. loved the lines:
    Dance in the air, fall through the cracks
    Then dust yourself and catch a falling star
    a joyful tone in the usual admonishing, unsolicited notes to self

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    1. Gosh! Was my tone admonishing? I love playing agony aunt to self and my reputation to dole out unsolicited advice to unsuspecting victims precedes me! πŸ˜‰
      On a serious note, thank you so much for reading.

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      1. haha, not very. but we all tend to acquire the admonishing voice when sending notes to self, dont we?
        as for unsolicited advice to others, I choose not to comment πŸ™‚
        on a serious note, loved reading this piece.

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      2. You are right. I read it again and it does sound like that. Yes, we are all guilty of it some time or the other.
        Your choosing not to comment is loaded. πŸ˜€
        Thank you once again, it feels really good to be appreciated.

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