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The story of your life

Each sunrise spreads before you 
A single, perfectly blank page
Every moment is a new paragraph 
In a story you are writing 
Whether you realize it, or not

And not knowing where it’s going
Unsure of the ending,
As the future is your story yet untold,
You contribute to the content
Taking it one paragraph at a time 
Remembering there will be no editing
And no delete button

So stop flipping back through the pages of the past
Stop agonizing over regrets
Or wishing again for the way things used to be
Release your yesterdays, whether bad or good 
Those pages have already been written …

Don’t let the unchangeable past, 
Or the unknown future, 
Keep you from moving forward 
Don’t let it keep you from dreaming 
Be present in each moment
Live with purpose
Each day that life gifts to you

Live each new day as a second chance
With new opportunities
To develop your character into the person you want to be 
To do the things that will make you happy
To tell someone you love them 
And to write that which will shape your story 
Into one you can be proud of 
It will be etched into eternity 

Seize each day as if it were a blank page 
In the story of your life 
And fill the page
With everything you have in you  

For no one knows 
When the sun has just risen 
On their final chapter 

© October 24, 2014



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  1. Date: 10/24/2014 6:47:00 PM

    Very inspiring and uplifting RJ...who knows when the story will end.....hugs Tim
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 6:16:00 PM

    This was truly an excellent piece of poetry my friend! No editing or delete button - sad but true. But an important lesson to remember. You should be proud of this piece.
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 2:20:00 PM

    WOW!!! Awesome write my poetry friend. Yeah... so much truth in that and so well illustrated in this masterpiece on life. Xx~Xx
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 1:32:00 PM

    If we do not live life as if each day is our last we will never accomplish anything Wonderful insight into a complex world Good luck in the contest Blessings Edith
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 12:19:00 PM

    Very profound and very well expressed! Yes, each new day is a question mark that we have to close it with an exclamation point! I loved it dear, RJ, give you a seven! Excellent!
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 10:45:00 AM

    This poem is like a motivational speech. It reminds me of the song "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield. Good job -JT