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Best Carpe Diem Poems

Below are the all-time best Carpe Diem poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of carpe diem poems written by PoetrySoup members

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...

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Categories: death, family, feelings, life,
Form: Carpe Diem

Premium Member Carpe Diem
when sun is shining
I love to reach out my arms
and grab its brilliance. . . 
if I can do nothing more
at least I have seized...

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Categories: day, sun,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Life is Fine
This life is fine
The world is mine
Though I can’t stop
The hands of time

The birds all sing
And flowers bloom
The sun still shines
And chases gloom

And I can...

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Categories: beautiful, life,
Form: Carpe Diem
Each Day Takes its Turn
Standing firm 
we live 
we give 
we take 
we learn 
we strive to make sure 
each day enlightens us 
and brightens us
even as light fades...

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Categories: black african american, day,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Everyday is Beautiful
Everyday is beautiful, son,
and no that's not being optimistic.
You're here - you're alive - with one more day on your plate.
That's just being realistic.

Tuesdays are...

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Categories: appreciation, cheer up, children,
Form: Carpe Diem


I've been shedding snakeskin...
so blind
I've been destroying the noise
my worst enemy

Deconstructing my identity 
soaking shoulder deep
in oceans of humility 
feasting upon fruits of tranquility

breaking shackles...

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Categories: addiction, anger, change, conflict,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member The Zenith of my Prime
the zenith of my prime has come and gone
and here I sit and wait my setting sun
with dreams and wishes longing to come true
I won't...

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Categories: how i feel,
Form: Carpe Diem
Live each day as if it were your last
I tell you  dear friend time is running  so fast
All of us would one day...

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© John Boak  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: life, love, people, time,
Form: Carpe Diem
Elicit Illicit Lucid Dreams -contains nudity-
~JSLambert does not (currently:) use, or encourage hallucinogenic drug use.

    Telepathic psilocybin prescription erasing elastic depression. Competition 
wanes, just when nocturnal emission...

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Categories: allegory, allusion, appreciation, beauty,
Form: Carpe Diem
It ain’t the way the wind blows
or what’s left when it’s gone
and it ain't in the bank roll
money never tastes that strong
and it’s not in...

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Categories: allegory,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member One Minute At A Time

Is all we have, just hours or years, a lie we believe.
We have no clarity as to what God will do.

So grab this minute given...

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Categories: christian, courage, day, god,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Night Street
The dank petrichor of grainy night,
meters stand like gravestones, 
the obsidian avenue slick as a sapphire,
windowed granite rising in sharp cut shadows,
wind gusting, tumbleweed clouds...

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Categories: imagery, night, rain,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member begin again

hopeful plans unrolled

     dawn awaits ~

          the new you debut

July 3, 2019

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: courage, hope, morning,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Blown Away

   ~   birth, breadth to last breath


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Categories: appreciation, life,
Form: Carpe Diem


    Hug the sun as if it were your progeny.
    Be filled with joy that you...

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Categories: confidence, encouraging, god, happiness,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member SEIZE THE DAY
I looked after an old lady and she always used to say
‘Three things never come back…
The spoken word, the sped arrow, and the neglected opportunity’

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Categories: life,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Don't Promise me the World
Don’t promise me the world
That’s not yours to give
Neither promise me forever
When all you have to give is today
Just give me your today
And all it...

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Categories: introspection, life, love, romance,
Form: Carpe Diem
The Future Is In My Hands
Just a five minute train ride 
But I'm already far, far away.
Staring out through the speckled windows, 
Highlighted against the setting sun.

I'm lost in the...

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Categories: beautiful, boyfriend, business, children,
Form: Carpe Diem
The Final Journey
I know I’ve made a thousand journeys,
withstood the tests of time and foe
shed the dust and shouldered worries
struggled onward against the flow.

Unconforming, seldom bending
straight the...

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Categories: adventure, courage, freedom, identity,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Seize the Day
The autumn sun has risen
but yet to attain high noon-
make hay, my roses fair.
I would not be happy to see you
decaying with the hasting day.

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Categories: life,
Form: Carpe Diem

If ever I had two hours with you… or three,
the vacancy of this night and lulled
shores would be refilled with the gushing
of frosted air on...

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Categories: absence, memory, time,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member I Want to Live
I want to live
Not to focus on the end
Or on ENDING it
Not to see what’s wrong but right
Try to see beyond darkness to light
I want...

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Categories: hope, how i feel,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member No Other Lifetime
I don’t seek another lifetime
There is only here and now
Only these days and these hours
I have to make it last somehow

Only on this day to...

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Categories: life, love,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member A Choice
Peace again rules My  Day
Comforting.... in a pleasant light hearted way
Nature draws me near
Banishing all my fear
Thank You Lord
For giving me Light
Holding me Dear...

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Categories: allusion, character, for him,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Sieze the Day
Another poetry contest posted today?
Well I guess you could give it a look.
Writing poetry is not always wasted time
And is shorter than writing a book.


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Categories: poetry,
Form: Carpe Diem