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Carpe Diem

If every solemn night you wish
For dreams to become real
While daylight hours are spent in vain
No higher goals appeal
Then how shall any wondrous joy
Upon you be bestowed?
When your own hands rest in your lap
No effort have you showed
For waiting doesn't prosper one
When action is required
And patience only goes so far
When meaning is desired
Get up now from your idle seat
And seize what's left of now
Grasp every single ounce of joy 
This new day will allow!






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  1. Date: 3/3/2011 5:01:00 PM
    we all need a good reminder time to time to unfreeze ourselves, this certainly is, thank you for sharing this great poem

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 4:00:00 AM
    yep

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 11:54:00 AM
    You're absolutely right Donna! I'm gonna get up out of my seat right now!...and go get a latte from starbucks...and return to my desk to finish this report I'm procrastinating...then pay my bills online..then go home and walk the dog...then worry about something new I don't know about yet...then age 40 years and never realize it...then feel like my life is wasted when I'm an old man...and then finally it'll be over. Still though, I could use that latte:)

  1. Date: 10/22/2009 10:22:00 PM
    This poem describes myself perfectly.. Waiting around, hoping things will just fall into my lap, but deep down I know it's my own laziness that's killing me I looooove this poem :D

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 4:35:00 AM
    Good morning Donna, Thank you for stopping by and reading (Good medicine for the soul)I am elated to have stopped by here to start my morning in all the right ways by reading this poem of yours today, And I agree with you whole heartedly with your words that are expressed in this poem, and I try to live each moment in a day to the fullest until the sun goes down and it is time for me to rest. Have a wonderful day today and every day. Dean

  1. Date: 8/27/2009 7:33:00 AM
    good writing, we all could benefit from moving more.

  1. Date: 8/27/2009 6:16:00 AM
    Carpe Diem indeed..this is one powerful, optimistic poem...Thank you for sharing... Farah

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 9:33:00 PM
    Wow, Donna, I needed your poem now, "While daylight hours are spent in vain No higher goals appeal" and I'll try to " Grasp every single ounce of joy This new day will allow!" Thanks, Iolanda

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 4:16:00 PM
    so true.... enjoyed this inspiring piece... every day is a blessing! its the morning that counts right? enjoy your weekend:)

  1. Date: 8/18/2009 12:30:00 PM
    a very encouraging poem.a well written work!

  1. Date: 8/16/2009 4:22:00 PM
    Interesting work. Sara

  1. Date: 8/16/2009 12:44:00 PM
    This inspires one to never give up...each day is a blessing!! Nicely done, Donna! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 8/16/2009 12:37:00 AM
    Strong words filled with much wisdom, Donna. Too much time is waisted dreaming and wondering. We have to take action to find "every single ounce of joy." Great work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 7:20:00 PM
    Excellent write Donna, to grace a new day is like living a new life>>James

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 6:53:00 PM
    Enjoy the day! Wonderful message, Donna. Very well penned. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 5:39:00 PM
    Good afternoon Donna. Thank you for sharing your fantastic poetry today. I enjoyed reading it. Love, Carol