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Carpe Diem Poems

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Poem Topics Related to Carpe Diem

death, free verse, life, live for the day, living, ode, seize the day

New Poems

Premium Member A Song for Your Heart
It's a melody that plays
  a soft and gentle lullaby
hummed in the night's quiet
  just as you close your eyes in life dreams,
watching your breath cast in the stars,
  the enraptured hush of time's shadow
as it slips...Read More
Categories: analogy, song,
Form: Carpe Diem

Premium Member Isn't It Poetic
Its meter and rhyme, delicate and sublime,
 fantasy surreal, personal appeal;
a couplet, quatrain or quintain, try them all in time
 but gather close to your heart
 the best way your words depart;
what could be bio, ballad, sonnet best
 as we...Read More
Categories: carpe diem, poems, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
My Love
What do you have?
until when?
the roads were everyone's
as far as you can go your part

even if you find it where you left off
everthing not like you left
you should know,my love...Read More
Categories: allegory,
Form: Carpe Diem
'until applauded'
Everyone expects magic from you at last.
You say you can't do it.
Who will believe you?
They think the rod in your hand is enough.

Already living is a spell.
Show them how to live.
'until applauded'

...Read More
Categories: allegory,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Scented Leaves
There’s a shake behind the steering wheel
and screaming in the evening.
The windows’ stares are withering.
Concrete leeches my body heat.
Tarmac spits and blisters.
  ...Read More
Categories: carpe diem, angst, city, garden, hope, pain,
Form: Verse

She sorts me in parts
From one side to other.
I am symmetrical and asymmetrical.

I am closest to her brain
I swing around her freely.

I take a leap and kiss her cheeks
She tucks me back behind her ears
Adamantly, i repeat. She repeats.

I am...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, baby, care, celebration, emotions, heart,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member BE A PLUCKY POET

     Be A Plucky Poet

Just go through life being your complete, 
entire self.

You may get...Read More
Categories: courage, encouraging, poets,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Not Dead Yet
No matter how we feel today,
A lot worse could be on the way,
After all, if we're not yet dead,
That puts us a long way ahead -
We'd better make the most of it,
If we want to boast of it!...Read More
Categories: cheer up, day, death,
Form: Carpe Diem
Faces shrouded by tapestries of fabric 
Obliterating emotion expressionless sighs faded
Sunlight obscured rays spread across the fields
Of daisies and sunflowers cascading in yellow
And white a magical floral feast for the eyes
Traversing barefoot carefully between 
Each and every bloom to preserve...Read More
Categories: appreciation,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member A New Dawn
How refreshing to rise again with the sun
alive yet again to a new dawn
Another gift of life; much thanks to the Lord!
A beautiful day awaits outdoors
for all of humanity to seize.

It's a new dawn, and life blooms
like a rose. And...Read More
Categories: appreciation, beauty, day, life, morning,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Nightmare Disposal
There are skeletons in the wardrobe but they’re home and dry

Looked after properly moth balled and yet unkindly falling apart

Conscience is layered just as are subconscious wishes and fears

Sometimes I play with the bones and take them to the junkyard

They...Read More
Categories: carpe diem, night,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fear Mongreling

                      let barking dogs lie ~ 
            ...Read More
Categories: political, word play,
Form: Carpe Diem
Battle warriors: the soldiers
I wish I was a superhero
Dapper in olive
Always serve my nation first
Before I wish to live

The superhero of my dream
Wears a cape of blessing
With a missile as a weapon,
That’s so impressing

Point of the sharp sword
Splits the light of sunshine
When the...Read More
Categories: carpe diem, soldier, tribute, world,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Carpe Diem
Events that live in infamy
Some life-changing, others life-ending

Hiroshima, the World Trade Center, 
areas struck by tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes

Life that remains will never be the same
Survivors are plagued by emotions of loss and grief

Consider couples who fought over breakfast
Or parents whose...Read More
Categories: carpe diem, life, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Minute By Minute
This day, this hour, this very minute,
Is almost gone as we begin it:
The minute will become an hour,
Do not let the time turn sour,
It will set the tone of day,
Grab your minutes while you may,
A minute is a miniature
Of your...Read More
Categories: appreciation, day, image,
Form: Carpe Diem
Along life’s brevity*

Filled with challenging uncertainty

We exercise faith-propped faculty

And optimize blessings’ bounty…

Let’s work well today, driven by utmost ability 

For sweet rest’s bliss, sure God-granted tranquility.

*James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is...Read More
Categories: appreciation, blessing, christian, faith, god, jesus, life,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member The Dove
It was the nust of a young dove
 alone and bobbing her head
as she sauntered along the drying grass
 then settled in, to sun herself
every moment cautious turning of her head 
 observing her surroundings;
often she comes here knowing it's...Read More
Categories: bird,
Form: Carpe Diem

We file on through scheming life's snaring wiles,
Unlearning bitter lessons sad yesterdays taught;
Biting humble pies for blunders repeatedly made,
Yet unheeding despite like fights erstwhile fought. 

Our one-way treks through world's tasking routes
Are at best rehearsals for imagined second walks, 
Which...Read More
Categories: abuse, adventure, allegory, angel, anniversary, fear, how
Form: Carpe Diem
no need to move by hand
drop the load to the clouds
real forces you
your need
only dream

unlimited of desires
not all you want
given to you
close your eyes
your need
only dream

...Read More
Categories: allegory,
Form: Carpe Diem
Once beckoning were the woodland trees.
   They now stir doubt and fright.
 Vast open fields traversed with ease
   Would now take days and nights.

 Distorted clouds in yonder blue
   Hang motionless as if...Read More
Categories: imagery,
Form: Carpe Diem
I do bitterly fault your restless digits, slatternly time;
Your agile dial's design I defy with mutinous rhyme. 
What's the veiled intent of your lightning procession,
Against this snail-mover's beleaguered progression? 

In swearing truth say why your sight-eclipsing wings
Party and feast and...Read More
Categories: age, art, betrayal, death, youth,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member The Time Traveler - A Visual Art Poem
POTD 6th Sept 2019

When the dawn kisses the dew on all thing that grow
and that first melancholy thought, ponderous and low
questions any relevant notions to how Time flows
shattering dreams and purpose as onward it goes

~ Explain the unexplained ~

Scientific theories...Read More
Categories: carpe diem, romantic, science fiction,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Fjfkfm
Help me......Read More
Categories: angst,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member MAGIC

Life holds an abundance of wonders
May you never lose the magic
That burns in your heart
May your soul soar
And never let go of your dreams

MAGIC -  Submitted on August 24, 2019, for contest WRITING CHALLENGE 3 – FIVE LINES sponsored...Read More
Categories: dream, hope, innocence, life, success, uplifting, youth,
Form: Carpe Diem
I am not as innocent as the small bird who sits on her nest on the ground
Next to where I work where they make electric cars
Where they used to make gasoline powered cars and trucks
near where groves and groves of orchards once grew
The small birds now nestle their young like penguins
in the Antarctic on the ground...Read More
Categories: adventure,
Form: Carpe Diem

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