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Academic Proverbs

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Academic Proverbs

A passage, I read,
in the book of Academic Proverbs,
"Seize the day
and reach for the stars".
Along with many others like
"Follow your dreams,
don't sell yourself short,
and raise the bar".
There was no doubt the wisdom
behind these words.
They resonated well with me
until I got to thinking...

... who created the day
that I'm seizing too?
Who created the stars
that I'm reaching for?
When so many things
must work so perfectly
just to keep me alive,
who am I to ask for more?
The sky is the limit
when it comes to one's dreams.
But who might I ask
gave me the feet
so that I may chase them?
My eyes take in
the beauty of moonbeams.
My ears are perked for
the rustling of the wild oak.
It's always Me, Myself and I
is that not the way it seems?
Life beckons me forward,
but no, that's not all she wrote.

"Seize the day
and reach for the stars"
Profound words,
indeed they are.
But certainly not
everything...

... not by far.

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  1. Date: 6/3/2013 11:45:00 AM
    Straight to favorites! I love this one Tim.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/3/2013 11:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow, Rick... that means a lot you saying that... I am grateful (especially for the faves).
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 9:06:00 AM
    Really well written! So many thoughts and ideas to take in. All around you is life. Take it in! :D

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/3/2013 11:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Caleah :)
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 8:19:00 PM
    True Tim, You can waste more time chasing than enjoying, on the other hand it depends what your chasing,(wink) Take care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/3/2013 11:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hehe... good point, my friend! In the words of Sherlock Homes, "The game is afoot!"... lol.
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 3:17:00 PM
    Amazing, Timothy. Cannot believe I am the first to comment on this one!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/3/2013 11:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Andrea... thanks for taking a peek... glad you liked!
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/1/2013 8:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    nor can I