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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.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 11/7/2014 8:16:00 PM
Brenda, a perfect write on the theme.. Congrats on your win my friend!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/8/2014 9:25:00 PM
Thanks Dave
Date: 11/6/2014 9:09:00 AM
Hi Brenda, Very nice story /poem. Very meaningful and well structured. Congratulations on the win. Have a great day. Earl
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/8/2014 9:24:00 PM
Thank you Earl
Date: 11/6/2014 5:05:00 AM
You have carpe diemed nicely, Brenda, congrats
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/8/2014 9:24:00 PM
Thanks Dr. Mehta
Date: 11/5/2014 10:32:00 PM
It seems you have lived to learn. Congratulations on your poem. Love, Joyce
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/5/2014 10:52:00 PM
Thanks Joyce.
Date: 11/5/2014 9:15:00 PM
Congratulations, Brenda, it is always good to be a winner; but the real win is in the attitude you write about here...faith-based living one day at a time, trusting in God.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/5/2014 10:52:00 PM
Ah, thanks Reason.
Date: 11/5/2014 7:37:00 PM
YOu nailed the meaning of that phrase with your lovely words, Brenda. A big congratulations to you.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/5/2014 10:51:00 PM
Thanks so much Andrea.
Date: 11/5/2014 2:37:00 PM
Hi Brenda, stopping by to say congratulations on your deserved win for your very inspiring poem. Sandra
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/5/2014 10:50:00 PM
Thank you so much Sandra.
Date: 11/5/2014 2:35:00 PM
Beautiful Carpe Diem! Congratulations on another well-deserved win, brenda!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/5/2014 10:49:00 PM
Thank you Pandita
Date: 11/5/2014 12:15:00 PM
Faith based winner is complete..Congrats on your win..Thanks for all the visits to my page..Sara
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/5/2014 2:21:00 PM
Thank you Sara.
Date: 11/5/2014 11:44:00 AM
Back again, Brenda...congratulations on another deserved win. // paul
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/5/2014 2:20:00 PM
Thank you Paul.
Date: 11/5/2014 6:00:00 AM
Lovely poem, Brenda and it's personal, I presume... Congratulations!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/5/2014 9:44:00 AM
Thanks Roy. Yes, it is.
Date: 11/5/2014 4:36:00 AM
dropping back with my congrats Brenda:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/5/2014 9:43:00 AM
Thanks Jan.
Date: 11/5/2014 3:38:00 AM
This is one of my favorites of the winners Brenda. I have faved it. Congratulations on your win.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/5/2014 9:43:00 AM
Thanks so much Maurice.
Date: 10/27/2014 6:06:00 AM
...And a wise motto it is, dear Brenda! Unfortunately, people realize it late in their life or never realize it! Some spend their life lingering in the past or dreaming of the future and leaving no time for the present. I wish more people followed your motto for better off they would be! Excellent didactic work and verse!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/27/2014 10:06:00 AM
Thank you so much Demetrios
Date: 10/26/2014 7:57:00 PM
Such an emotional and inspiring poem, Brenda. And what a fine lesson you teach with your heartfelt words. Your bravery really shines through. A 7 on this one...I feel your poem will really do well in the contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/27/2014 10:04:00 AM
Thank you so much Sandra.
Date: 10/26/2014 4:57:00 PM
Great write Brenda. My friend worked more than one job, like mad, earning lots and planning for the future. Heart attack...he died...revived after 10 mins. Born anew...a different man....living for the moment, enjoying life with moderation and taking it easy. He is happy, looks healthy and on top of the world! He lives by your motto! // paul
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/26/2014 5:12:00 PM
Thanks Paul. You never get it till it gets you. I'm glad your friend is also doing better.
Date: 10/26/2014 1:44:00 PM
Lovely write. You are so correct. We must live today as if there is no tomorrow. For some people there are no more tomorrow just our memories of them. Well done my dear Hugs Edith
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/26/2014 2:21:00 PM
Thanks Edith. It's so nice to see you here.
Date: 10/26/2014 10:38:00 AM
love this piece, my friend, and, yes, I think we should all take a leaf from your book and carpe diem
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/26/2014 1:01:00 PM
Thanks Jack. We would all live and love more.
Date: 10/26/2014 8:45:00 AM
Forgot to give it a 7 and fave :)
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/26/2014 12:52:00 PM
So sweet!
Date: 10/26/2014 8:44:00 AM
Truly an outstanding piece dear...There are two roads you can take..feel sorry for yourself and get wrapped up in depression or be strong, pull yourself up by the bootstraps and move forward........live life Brenda....hugs and love Tim
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/26/2014 1:00:00 PM
Strangely enough Tim, I was never depressed. Maybe because I was to week and had resigned to the fact my time was up. My only regret was leaving my sons, then 19&24 orphaned. Now I look at life as a gift and this theme is perfect for how I try to live.
Date: 10/26/2014 8:30:00 AM
If I've said it once, I'll say it again---Brenda you're a Master at this craft and your abilities at self expression are a blessing to all those who read your work---Ok---there--I've said it again !
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/26/2014 12:50:00 PM
Your kind words are salve for my soul Jerry.
Date: 10/26/2014 8:30:00 AM
Brienda, I'll be honest with you I am slowly losing my sight and there is nothing I can do about it, the doctors say I will lose it when I'm in my earily 60 but I've made piece with this fact, but I enjoy everyday that I can see, because life is to short to worry about such things, I have my family to enjoy, and I will live, so that's enough for me, so I write to leave my grad-children a legacy, so they'll always have a piece of me around and in my work they can know what I believed and thought
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Date: 10/26/2014 8:25:00 AM
Dear Brienda,Great poem of streigth and faith you have alot of talent my friend I wanted to say this right off the bat, I'm glad you have become one of my new friends here on the soup, I understand your poetry better then some, I can relate so well to your poetry. I grew in a small place off the beaten path, so my home common scense style you write is refreshing and gives off a warmth that is simply excellent to my inner soul. This is a great work, keep them coming, cheri
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Date: 10/26/2014 8:17:00 AM
I hope to see this at the top of the podium Brenda it is an emotional outstanding write Hugs Jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 10/26/2014 12:49:00 PM
The feeling is reciprocated Brenda - you are one amazing inspirational lady I am honoured to have in my life:-)
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/26/2014 12:46:00 PM
Thank you so much Jan for being my friend.