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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


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,



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,

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,

S U B L I M E
SUBLIME

Sublime
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,

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,

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,

SEIZE THE DAY
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,

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,

WITHOUT A DOUBT
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,

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,

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’
I...

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Categories: life,

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,

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,

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.
I...

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Categories: life,

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,

Premium Member CLUTCHING THIS INSTANCE


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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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.

Of...

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Categories: poetry,

Premium Member 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...

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Categories: inspirational, life,

Premium Member DUET TO PLEASURE
DUET TO PLEASURE

B a b y...

How can I get you out of my mind
When It's you I only want to twine?
Shall I befall to some...

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Categories: courage, dedication, desire, feelings,

But This Day is Mine
But this Day is Mine!

 Joyfully I seize this new promising day,
along with whatever comes my way.
With God’s help, I’ll make it the best one...

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Categories: celebration, happiness, life,

Premium Member I'll Celebrate
Don't dare to tell me how to act my age
Or that I'm too much drama on the stage
The curtain call will come, and here am...

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Categories: celebration, life,