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SEIZE THE DAY

I looked after an old lady and she always used to say ‘Three things never come back… The spoken word, the sped arrow, and the neglected opportunity’ I look back on my life, yes I have regrets Of the things I’ve done, or I haven’t done The things I’ve said or I haven’t said We must remember, life is all too short None of us know what is around the corner So seize the moment and do it now Grab every opportunity you can Tell people around you that you love them For tomorrow may never come… Carpe Diem – seize the day 10~25~14 Sponsor: Regina Riddle Contest: Seize the day (Carpe Diem) ~awarded 3rd place~

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Carpe Diem

when sun is shining I love to reach out my arms and grab its brilliance. . . if I can do nothing more at least I have seized the day Just read the poem of Lyric Man and finally got inspired to do this one myself: Written Nov. 1, 2014 for the "Seize the day (Carpe diem)" Poetry Contest of Regina Riddle

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S U B L I M E

SUBLIME

Sublime
I've been shedding snakeskin...
so blind
I've been destroying the noise
my worst enemy

Deconstructing my identity 
soaking shoulder deep
in oceans of humility 
feasting upon fruits of tranquility

breaking shackles  
freeing ankles
from bloody mud puddles 
razor blade anxiety

rising to a  place 
where yesterday 
flees irrelevant 
tomorrow
is insufficient 

Yet
this moment 
of SUBLIMITY
right now...
forever remains
a fearless paradise

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I must Carpe Diem

I used to live life full of dreams 
Planning, for many years to come.
Where I will be, when I will go,
A future that was filled with fun.

Till the day my life was shattered.
Till the day when the hammer struck.
All my dreams now torn asunder 
Nowhere to hide, nowhere to duck.

I stood my battles, fought the fight 
We gathered and said our goodbyes,
Yet through all of your brave faces,
I could still hear the silent cries.

Last Will and Testament written,
Everything important was said,
“I love you,” still that magic word,
I’d sleep in peace tucked in my bed.

Then something magical happened,
I came back from places of dread.
Now more a part of the living,
Each day I get stronger instead.

Now I know what’s most important
Enjoy precious moments each day,
Learned not to live for tomorrows
That just might not come anyway.

I enjoy each sip of coffee,
Watching leaves turn colours and fly,
Kisses from my sweet little dog,
Every time I see a blue sky.

The music of my Children’s voices,
Love of family never ends,
Carpe Diem, just seize the day,
That is my new motto my friends.


Written 10.25.2014
For Regina Riddle’s Contest 
Seize the Moment (Carpe Diem)
5th

James 5:15
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up.

Living for the moment makes everything more special.

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Each Day Takes its Turn

Standing firm 
we live 
we give 
we take 
we learn 
we strive to make sure 
each day enlightens us 
and brightens us
even as light fades to gray 
may we keep fighting 
with two swollen feet
beneath the body and soul 
experiencing trials 
and intense life lessons 
meshed with stresses 
may we persevere 
turn off  fear's song 
may we stand firm 
as we glide along 
through shifty winds of change 
that may cause things to sway
rearrange
but we hold true
inside the values and morality
we stand for 
we
fall for nothing 
we
may stumble along the trip 
we 
may swerve at the wheel yet 
we 
do not lose our grip
because no one 
can eclipse the sun 
yet
everyone heals 
before they're done

Just when situations arise 
flooding us with pain we despise
and just when it seems like
our tear ducts are dry 
from ongoing cries
we may think 
things are on the brink of ending
then God shows us the ways of faith
by way of love that he's sending

Standing firm 
we live 
we give 
we take 
we learn 
we make sure 
every day enlightens us 
and brightens us 
as each day takes its turn. 

~JSLambert


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TOMORROW

Tomorrow we can save the world
Tomorrow we'll have world peace
Tomorrow we'll cure breast cancer
Tomorrow's victories will not cease
Tomorrow we'll love the unlovely
Tomorrow we'll irradiate disease
Tomorrow we'll eliminate poverty
Tomorrow cruel prejudice will ease
Tomorrow we'll clean all the oceans
Tomorrow we'll end war and despair
Tomorrow we'll treasure our planet
Tomorrow we'll see love everywhere
Tomorrow there are good intentions
Tomorrow so much can be done
Tomorrow we'll all come together
Tomorrow I'll be more than one..

But today one is all who sees him
An orphan child pimped on the street
His face is bruised and battered
He has no shoes to cover his feet
He is only one of a 153 million
What difference could only one make
I'll only find out by seizing the day
Waiting for tomorrow is a big mistake

Carpe Diem.. Tomorrow's too late!

Contest: Regina's "Seize The Day!"
Date: 10-28-14

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DUET TO PLEASURE

DUET TO PLEASURE B a b y... How can I get you out of my mind When It's you I only want to twine? Shall I befall to some lovers When it's you I treasure none other? B a b y... Don't play too hard to get You already know Your face and wit, I can't forget... Come, baby, come I tell you... What you can become Ocean skies to underwater trysts My baby... you got all the gifts From tantalizing green eyes To pouty cherry full lips Baby,you got me straight on bullseye Your an oasis to my desert life With you by my side, Thorns I will completely abide. Surrender to me, my desire. Keep those blushes alive And together let's duet to perspire! Entangle long on sizzling Madonna moves; Ahhh and ohhhh our dual adoring grooves As we glide in autumn memoirs of ecstasy To reach a volcanic explosion of chemistry. Interstellar prime vows uttered bright, Glowing anew as we kiss so contrite Oh, baby, won't you try to comply? Don't deny, it's I you also desire... Sunset may endow a door to endings but it's also a window to beginnings. So baby, now or never Let's start our pleasure... © October 28, 2014; 10:43 pm Carpe Diem in the form of Entreaties

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Elicit Illicit Lucid Dreams -contains nudity-

~JSLambert does not (currently:) use, or encourage hallucinogenic drug use.

    Telepathic psilocybin prescription erasing elastic depression. Competition 
wanes, just when nocturnal emission drains. Lifted poetic wing clipping. This 
party only makes sense to those encrypted with unconsciousness. Scalpel in 
hand, methodical break and entering, break dancing meninges remove 
portions of brain doin' the bitchin'. Ah, this immaculate incision! 

    Lucid dreams vacating turnstile vibrations, deteriorating horrific screams 
douching eardrums. Ultraviolet eyes fortified by THREES---Mind-Body-Soul, 
rolled up into one huge trinity. 
    
    I'm moving asses fantastic. Call me the "Proctologist of Poetry". 

    Electrify words, regurgitate, choke and vomit the crock of crap-ola. Venture 
down butter slides until the sky goes red. 

    Still too uptight to listen? (don't pretend in comments that you read this 
entire poem if ya' didn't) glisten, be kind, rewind, let liquid swords chop away 
fat weighing upon your forces. Once doors of perception swing eyes wide 
open. Devour the false to magnify hate. I love you the same. I love you, never 
in vain. Hearing your verse lifts a heavy curse carried in shame. 
    
    As a child, I had no fear of apocalypse, or world hunger. No, phobia meant 
running out of words to give, to receive, from lips. It haunts me to this day. 
Tho' the bliss of poetic language's kiss, soothes the cries. Altruistic sighs! Now 
we dance! Dancing Harmony times three equals harmonize! Tour your Third 
Eye, yir' Karma-eyes!

    To the heads that said, "NO CAN DO!"- We've weaved advice for you. File 
illicit deeds away, for in dreams we are connected, Siamese twins, at the 
wrist, spellbound paradise! Let go of doubt, negativity= below zero. Work it 
out! Crash whiplash angles 'till friggin' rectangles dangle through 
kaleidoscopes of style. Poet trees smear the cosmos. Let go! THREE will never 
be alone. Bestow the glow, thorazine vapors escape secret tombs where 
peroxide cleans wounds. Fusing two Toots in common with Nefertiti. THREES. 
    
    Elicit illicit lucid dreams gushing ejaculatory melodic screams. Orgasmic 
spasms...vas deferens between actual sacks and Staff of Ra polluted sticky 
streams. Peddle the bicycle high, annihilate attrition, like motivated Mormons, 
door to door men, on a worldwide mission. I love you, I miss you...witness the 
vision...alive in the schism!

*credit A.Horovitz, A.Yauch, M.Diamond, Billy Corgan

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SEIZE THE DAY

Live each day as if it were your last
I tell you  dear friend time is running  so fast
All of us would one day return to dust
I know it's hard to accept but we must

Tell the people you love about the way you feel
Give them a hug and show them love that is real
Say sorry to those you offended so wounds would heal
Accepting your faults is not really a big deal

Do it now and don't tarry lest it be too late
Sometimes it's not wise for the right time to wait
Because your plans could be ruined by fate
If you do it now you would feel really great

Smell the pretty flowers, listen to birds singing so gay
Enjoy the beauty of nature give yourself time to play
Remember on this earth we can't forever stay
So I tell you  now is the time, go ahead and  seize the day

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GRASPING THE MOMENT



If ever I had two hours with you… or three, the vacancy of this night and lulled shores would be refilled with the gushing of frosted air on our reveries past; the multitude of amiable stars bestowing a hush of surrender... raged midnights ending into fresh mornings backed by our theme song replayed. Then, to recall the sevens and nines of time cutting our names into crumpled paper: a departure of hearts traveling in different territories. We inched away, not because of lack for vows marked in deepest sands. But… by fate’s desire to shelter you in a faraway place, while I... I burned skies through the pain and beauty the long distance of regrets had claimed. If and when we unite again, two or three hours by God's grace, oh the fluttering of a thousand fearless thoughts would not be enough to say you were the branch that got away, and I was your last rose that lost its stem. Perhaps, now is the moment to grasp the moment? Regina Riddle's Seize The Day ( Carpe Diem) 10/26/2014

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This Day- This Moment

Life offers 
A few choice moments…

Plush in promise
Open to opportunity
Dense with destiny

Moments in time
When...
everything you have
everything you are
weigh heavily in the balance
replete with risks…

Should you speak…
or keep silent?
Should you reach out…
or withdraw?
Should you embrace…
or walk away?
Should you write…
or wait for a message?

The seconds slip away
you hold your breath
knowing
this moment
this very ONE
may change your life
Forever...

Almost gone
it’s almost gone
the chance
to make happiness yours
to reveal all that you hide…
the lasting love
the pent up passion
the moment is ripe
to make a change
to make amends
to take a stand
to take a bow
to feel
to fly
to love
to....
LIVE!

This day
this moment
here
now…..
don’t let it pass by
this moment 
could change every other moment
of the rest of your life

Carpe Diem
Seize the Day
Ah... but listen...
Here what I say!
Seize the moment,
This very one...
AND ALL THE OTHER DAYS...
WILL BE WON!

October 20, 2014
For Reginna's Carpe Diem Contest

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WITHOUT A DOUBT

It ain’t the way the wind blows
or what’s left when it’s gone
and it ain't in the bank roll
money never tastes that strong
and it’s not in the flowers
that you send her when she’s gone
it ain’t what happens to you
it’s the way you carry on.

A life can bring you trouble
it can pull the other way
and love can beat you double
till you don’t know what to say
it ain’t what you do or don’t do
that will help you win the day
and it ain’t what you carry
it’s what you loose along the way.

Your chains are much too heavy
they’ll drag you to the ground
it ain’t the way you talk to many
it’s the words your leaving’ out.

You can’t climb a mountain
with your head up in the clouds
but you can swim the ocean
without the water moving’ out
it’s not the way you tell it 
when your stories at the end
it’s the way that you receive it
when you make another friend


These weights are old and heavy
they’ll drag and bury me
if it ain’t the way you want it
it’s the way it’s meant to be
it ain’t the way the wind blows
or the sandstorm or the drought
it’s the way that we perceive it
i know this without a doubt.

(c) s.watts

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No Other Lifetime

I don’t seek another lifetime
There is only here and now
Only these days and these hours
I have to make it last somehow

Only on this day to savor
Tender touch of body bliss
Only in the NOW to treasure
Give and take of hungry kiss

Here and now is what is gifted
Here and now I take a stand
All of life, and each desire
Now must bow to my command

I will bathe in passion’s pleasure
Dip into desire’s hue
Lose myself in wanton wonder
Wrap myself in me and you

Life another place won’t offer
And no other heaven waits
Nothing but the here and now, Love
Enter through MY pearly gates

Here I am; I lie here waiting
For the haven of your arms
Squeeze a lifetime in this moment
Let me revel in your charms

Here and now, don’t keep me waiting
On your lips is heaven’s taste
All the joy that can be gathered
Waits on these lips, cherry laced

Here I am, no promised morrow 
This may be my last of nights
Never waking to the sunlight
Never knowing your delights

In this sacred tryst between us
Is the time for love to bloom
Here and now, is all we have, Love
Let our pleasures time consume

In the union of our bodies
In the beauty of this place
Is eternal timeless glory
In our hearts it leaves its trace

Eileen Manassian

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Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem If time were just a thing to save, At last, when life is ending, We’d have a bank of empty days— No equity to show. Instead of hoarding like a slave That which we should be spending, Invest it well in useful ways— Observe the interest grow! © Sandra M. Haight 2014 All Rights Reserved ~First Place~ October 21, 2014 Contest: Seize the Day (Carpe Diem) Sponsor: Regina Riddle

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A Choice

Peace again rules My  Day
Comforting.... in a pleasant light hearted way
Nature draws me near
Banishing all my fear
Thank You Lord
For giving me Light
Holding me Dear through the Night
It is a Choice that we make
A Dream this Love must not forsake
Take my hand and come with me
There is nothing if you follow the dark
Eventually you become the mark
It is never to late to swallow your pride
Humble is a lasting stride..... 




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Don't Promise me the World

Don’t promise me the world
That’s not yours to give
Neither promise me forever
When all you have to give is today
Just give me your today
And all it encompasses
And should forever come and finds us here 
Our mere presence would speak of our genuine love

~*~


©04/17/11 Audrey Haick a.k.a. Annalise Brigham

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I Want to Live

I want to live
Not to focus on the end
Or on ENDING it
Not to see what’s wrong but right
Try to see beyond darkness to light
I want to try to dry my tears
To think of the coming years
To make a mark
To be strong
Not give up the fight
I want to live
And even when
I wish for death
There is that voice
That whispers to go on
To survive
To leave something behind
Death will come
Soon enough
In his own time
He will come and call
And take my hand
But till that time
I don’t want to flirt with him
Or be consumed with thoughts
Of joining him too soon
In a bonding embrace

No….I want to live!
I want to laugh
I want to dance
To sing
To write my little heart out
I want to love
I want to make love
With a deluge of passion
That bathes the universe in light
A glowing, pulsating star of the night,
I want to display...every hue of desire
Matching…NO…outdoing the kaleidoscope light show
Of the Aurora Borealis

YES….I want to FEEL
EVERY  SENSATION
I want to experience
Ecstasy
Exhilaration
Elation
Ebullience supreme
Excitement galore
What’s more
I want to taste
On my lips
The saltiness of my own tears
Tears of joy
Of sated desire, but also
Tears of pain
Yes, even pain needs to visit
The home of my heart
For she makes JOY more precious
Happiness more REAL
For joy and pain are siblings
In the family of feelings
They visit at different times
I accept each call
Each visit
Though unexpected 
I will act the host
And try my best
To focus on each visitor
And converse with my heart
And understand with my mind
The reason why 
And THEN… I’ll determine
To go on….

I NEED to go on……
To give and not expect a return
To lavish and ravish
With all I have
With every minute particle of me
TO LOVE….
To love…
Myself
For I need my own acceptance
I crave my own praise
I desire my own kindness
I must train myself to see
My own beauty to believe
I have something to share
I have words to gift
Thoughts that could light up the world
And if not the world
To light up a face
Oh, what grace!!!

I want to live
This moment
NOW
For the fabric of this garment
Is sewn with the thread
Of
E T E R N I T Y

Yes, I want to live...
And I will...
I WILL

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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Seize the Day

The autumn sun has risen but yet to attain high noon- make hay, my roses fair. I would not be happy to see you decaying with the hasting day. I have short time as you. Growing too quickly to decay. Dying as the summer’s rain- as the pearls of morning’s dew never to be seen again as I’m. I have learnt a lesson from butterfly, your best friend; “It is better to be happy for a moment and burnt with the beauty than to live a long boring life”.
+++ October 26, 2014 Form: Carpe Diem Fifth Place Win Contest: Seize the Day by Regina Riddle

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Sieze the Day

Another poetry contest posted today?
Well I guess you could give it a look.
Writing poetry is not always wasted time
And is shorter than writing a book.

Of course you won't be expecting to win 
Against so many good poets on Soup.
You're only entering for the fun of it.
And to keep your name in the loop.

I'm afraid the ink in your pen will go dry
If you don't use it at least now and then.
Just gather your wits and write a few lines,
If only for the good of your pen.

Well fine, you have written and entered
And the ink in your pen's flowing free.
Tomorrow when checking for winners,
You're not surprised if your name you don't see.

But look! There's your name! You have won it!
On Soup's pages  forever your name will stay!
Though you know not what happens tomorrow,
You are glad that you seized the day.

October 24, 2014



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HOW TO STOP SWIFT AND STEALTHY TIME THAT BRINGS DEATH

How to stop swift and stealthy time that brings death?
Must we think only of victories, not defeats
and deny that all we posses will be lost as wealth?
Disease and age are our enemies...doesn't health control heartbeats?
Spread those tables and enjoy your food and wine,
dance and sing when sadness knocks, indulge in a life simply divine!


Should we live in the moment as the ancient Romans did indeed:
constantly thinking of invincibility and immortality...
shrugging off days and years of dire uncertainty;
wouldn't it be absurd to embody the essence of their creed?
In South Africa Lekker is a portent of good as the word, " Omens " is;
try to include it in your daily speech and write yourself a funny phrase!  


Some may say, " It's madness! " and laugh as a delirious Macbeth; 
others will accept it and suddenly forget that they are going to die
by contemplating this motto," How to stop swift and stealthy time that brings death? "
God's curse on the human race can be undone, if we don't believe Satan's lie!  


How to stop swift and stealthy time that brings death?
Isn't it an impossible wish for all the living who can't escape reality?
Although science offers much hope with their findings on longevity...
we are bound for our graves without a single breath! 

 
 
 

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workers lament

Its 6 am
And that bloddy alarm goes off again.
Just another half an hour I plead,
But the alarm doesn't listen, the alarm doesn't heed.
Washed and  dressed, reluctantly I head for my car,
A 20 minute drive, work is not very far.
The parking gods are good and I get a space
Right by the front door, my favourite place!
A smile on my face I sprint up the stairs,
Today will be good, no worries or cares.
"I want these figures and I want them now!
And these I want yesterday and don't ask me how!"
Do this, do that and for goodness sake hurry,
Am I going to be fired? I'm beggining to worry.
Its 4 pm and I plod down the stairs
My smile long gone but nobody cares
Home at last, I kick at the door
Feet up, hair down, pick up mail form the floor.
Thats my car in that photo, whats this all about?
A speeding ticket "I don't believe it" my husband hears me shout
I wish this dire day would come to an end
Shattered nerves need sleep time to mend
But all too soon
Its 6 am
And that bloody alarm goes off again.
DMoran 2012
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The Future Is In My Hands

Just a five minute train ride 
But I'm already far, far away.
Staring out through the speckled windows, 
Highlighted against the setting sun.

I'm lost in the future, 
Thinking, 
Endless possibilities on the horizon. 

Slowly, like the train slowing to a stop.
I regain consciousness in present, 
The busy people squeeze together to get off, 
I slowly rise to a stand behind them. 

A smile on my face, 
Today, 
I walk towards those horizons. 




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HOPE

holding on to promises expected that's what we need to do
for God said that He would never leave nor forsake you

we've all been through stuff that caused bitterness, disillusion and pain
we've all experienced betrayal, heartbreak, discontentment and shame
but God said that joy comes in the morning and we need to comprehend
that holding on to promises expected will sustain us to the end

when i see young people committing suicide because bullying has torn them apart
i've discovered they had no connection nor relationship with Father God
as life can be overwhelming at times and we need to understand
that sometimes what we all might need is a little helping hand
a hug, a smile or a shoulder to lean on
a prayer, an open ear or simply an uplifting song

we did not get here by ourselves and we need to surmise
that a connection with Our Creator is what we need to realize
so commit to develop a relationship with Our Lord Jesus the Christ
meditate on His holy words and seek to embrace His way of life
forgive, love and learn to abide your fellow man
let go of past hurts and bitterness and come to understand
that God made vows to us and on them we need to reflect
by keeping the faith and holding on to the promises that from Him we can expect

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Seize the day

Seize the day 


This Diwali night is the Festival of Lights,
A spark lend to dull and monotonous lives,

Living without friends is as if in a desert,
Souls chasing mirage, getting badly hurt,

Dr. Sonia created a group on whatsapp,
Eleven of us invited to join the app,

Sand dunes as if vanished in air,
How quick did we regain our flair,

Old days flash in memories afresh,
Precious moments getting subtly dressed,

Heart beats drummed, showered gold,
Emotional outburst is ready to unfold,

Murmurs in rhythm are ready to dance,
Joys abound attained in a stance,

Seize the day today, it's a worldly meet,
Never to part, future longing to greet !




Written October 26th, 2014
For our magnificent group 'elegant eleven'
Inspired to write by Dr. Shabnam on our reunion

For contest sponsored by Regina Riddle

Awarded 6th place





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RE BIRTH

 ~~RE Birth ~~

A Poem by Debbie_Philly 

THIS IS A VERY OLD POEM ABOUT 2 YEARS Maybe 3 YEARS OLD... 

REBIRTH

The dance is over, air expelling
from my lungs like exploding bubbles
I' am drowning , slowly descending
like a graceful butterfly who has lost
it's wings
A backward plunge into the
murky depths , arms expanded
in light freeform motions.
I must accept this chapter in which
I've just closed, set out to sea on
a barge of reverence.
My life is now movement in words.
The twirling motion of the pen writing
in the next move.
Rhythmical steps can no longer tell
my story. So I go gracefully, bow out
to pick up a new style of interpretation.
Extending a hand to clean white
parchment that waits for me on the
floor of this page.
The spot light no longer on the dancer.
It shines on a new truth now, fact that
I freely embrace as I lay the dream to rest.
Picking up a new dream , one of words
of tales, and of stories meant to be heard.
So drift down now sweet dancer in beautiful
dark arabesque motions, into the endless abyss
that was once clear visions.
Sleep now as I awake to a new day filled with
poetic beginnings.
Dance now in a different pattern, the moves
are changed but the world is the same.
Art of the mind while the body welcomes rest
Time filled with words yet to be said, spoken words
yet to be heard, songs yet to be sung, friends yet
to be embraced.
Swimming back up to the top of the waters
as a new hope is defined, the birth of a poet.
 
By:Debbie Mills Kelly

© 2012 Debbie_Philly