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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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  1. Date: 10/21/2014 12:52:00 PM

    Excellent message!! If we do not seize the moment we will forever regret it. Good luck in the contest. Hugs Edith
  1. Date: 10/21/2014 9:23:00 AM

    wonderful uplifting message YOU can have some control over your own destiny, every minute suggests a new path. ( watch out for the ... ) Light & Love
  1. Date: 10/21/2014 9:02:00 AM

    Good evening Eileen.
  1. Date: 10/21/2014 8:45:00 AM

    Seize the moment rather than Seize the day. Good choice. Love.))))rajat
  1. Date: 10/21/2014 7:06:00 AM

    Deeply philosophical yet practical in application! An advise that one should keep in his heart and remember it with each heartbeat! Excellent poem! A seven from me without hesitation, dear Eileen! Good luck with the contest! To add something along your line of thought, I say this: Life is a street that at each moment there is a corner inviting us to make a choice to turn left or right or to continue our way, pending our choice our life may alter its course! Congratulations!
  1. Date: 10/21/2014 2:40:00 AM

    I admire the alliteration you use deftly to emphasize the pivotal moments Eileen. Your form style also makes the message incisive on my mind. You close the poem with eloquent force, reminding that courage has a consequence that can make your future victorious, in this moment and all that ensue. "Choice moments...Dense with destiny..." powerful poetry. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 11:22:00 PM

    Wonderful poem. Wonderful state of mind. I feel like this poem itself is a moment - and it's slipping away as I'm reading it. AND ALL OTHER DAYS WILL BE WON... so if you don't seize the moment then the days are lost? Love how this makes me read between the lines.
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 11:15:00 PM

    Eileen, I love your approach to this contest. Your poem is such a solid write and sure winner!
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 10:07:00 PM

    Eileen, I forgot . . . Best of Luck in the Contest!! Cheers, Gary
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 10:05:00 PM

    Eileen, A quite wonderful write here. Loved this one very much!! Carpe Diem indeed. A "7" for you and a FAV for me. I really liked too the flow of your imagery. Very Artfully Done!! Cheers and Spill Ink!! Gary
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 5:54:00 PM

    great advice, not always easy to follow! wonderful poem, eileen...
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 4:48:00 PM

    Seize the moment,,,I like that...I do know the feeling of do I write her or wait but if I wait will it be too late...wonderful...hugs Tim
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 2:59:00 PM

    A positive and beautiful message Eileen.Very wise dear.
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 1:24:00 PM

    This is well written Eileen. God bless.(7) -JT
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 10:48:00 AM

    Great advice, not always easy to follow. I do try but somedays fall well short of the mark. The moments I do capture are magical.
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 8:48:00 AM

    Reads like a winner to me..Way to go for the contest..Thanks for the visit to my page..I had trouble with the enjambment and I think that the fact that it had a word count to consider made it harder..Sara

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