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Seize the Day

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Seize the Day

Some chances, come once in a lifetime
It is important to seize the day
If you don't you'll be filled with regret
As you watch goodfortune go away

Yes it's true, hindsights twenty twenty
If only you had taken that chance
When it comes to luck you make your own
Stop waiting, just take part in the dance

If you don't strike while the iron's hot
You won't be able to change its shape
Superman, couldn't rescue the girl
If he was afraid to put on his cape

Taking chances is not so easy
It often requires nerves of steel
When in the end you receive your prize
You will be glad that you spun the wheel

Then you can say remember that time
I am so glad that I seized that day
Who would have thought, life could be so good
I am so glad it turned out this way


Seize the Day Free verse

Will your lifetime pass
Along with your chances
Days lost not seized  
Abandoned to the sands of time
Left to sit in a pool of regret

Don't look back with twenty twenty vision
To the time you were so blind
Don't let good fortune be a fleeting guest
She wants to sit at your table
She says come to me 
Dance with me
Seize the day

Pour her a glass of wine
Seduce her
Take her in your arms
Lay her on your bed
Make her want to stay
Lesser men will turn away

Don your cape
Be the Superhero
Spin the wheel
Rewrite the future
Claim your prize
Make your dreams reality
Luck does favor the bold

One day
You can look back and remember
You seized the day
Your life was fully lived
Regrets few
You can choose to be full
Content
Satisfied
Thankful
Proof that dreams do come true

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  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:01:00 PM
    Richard, Congratulations :-) In Debbie's "Metamorph" contest. always~ PD

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 2:13:00 PM
    I especially like the stanza about "Don your cape"...Great winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:24:00 AM
    Congrats on your win... I'm glad I visit this your great work again... Sorry for the late comment... You wouldn't want to know what went wrong... Thanks for sharing (as usual) your part.~A.O

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/28/2013 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again A.O
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 7:05:00 PM
    Congrats Rick for your win :D your poems seize my day especially in my opening morning :Dwishing you a wonderful day there, hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/26/2013 12:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Yanny, I had a good day, time to go to sleep and time for you to start your day.
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
    I do like the free verse version better. It is an interesting exercise taking a rhymed poem to free verse as each arises from a different method of investigation. I will share this amazing quote I found soon on a blog...so keep watching. Definitely want to congratulate you for both of these poems. SuZ

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/25/2013 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Suzanne I am touched bu your kind words.
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 3:45:00 PM
    I couldn't agree more with your content ;) Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/25/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie.
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 12:54:00 PM
    Bravo Richard, well deserved win!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/25/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Craig
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 10:14:00 AM
    Many congratulations Richard yes we shoul seize the day , well done xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/25/2013 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 9:03:00 AM
    Loved the Carpe Diem theme. Congrats on your win, Richard. Love, Su

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/25/2013 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Suzzette
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 3:01:00 PM
    WONDERFUL Richard,best of luck,don't think you are going to need it lol,you made yours

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/12/2013 6:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Richard, I hope you are right.
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 11:05:00 AM
    now this i love ~*~SKAT

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/12/2013 6:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Skat
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Mon ami, I am back! Thank you for your wise advises wrapped in a beautiful verse!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/12/2013 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Welcome Back Demetrios
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 9:02:00 AM
    Have a check mine Rick, it was done :) wishing you a wonderful day :D

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/12/2013 11:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Yanny
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 8:35:00 AM
    Richard, kindly check your mail please. Thank you

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 7:03:00 AM
    Great write up here Richard, I really need to learn more about different forms of writing LOL I usually just throw out what comes naturally to me. Great one ehre

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/12/2013 7:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donald
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 4:35:00 AM
    Both were great in their own ways. I often find it hard to differentiate between prose poetry and free-verse. Nonetheless the message was clear in both. Seize the day and take a chance. Easier said than done, but well worth the effort.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/12/2013 7:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If it was so easy it wouldn't be so rewarding.
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 8:47:00 PM
    It's 5:45 am, and I'm up preparing for my classes! Great time to think about Seizing the Day! Another magnificent write from you, Richard. Both forms are eloquent.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/11/2013 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ah thanks Eileen.
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 2:10:00 PM
    I love both vibes... best wishes. Thanks for your comment~ A.O

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/11/2013 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks A.O I am more fond of the free verse myself.
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 12:07:00 PM
    nicely done.hope your day is good

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/11/2013 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks colleen
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 10:25:00 AM
    both version come through for me Richard, amazing poetry

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/11/2013 8:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry I am pleased you like them both.
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