Live For Today...

Isn't that what they say?
But what does that mean?
There's no definition that may
answer that question...

For everyone everywhere
Because it's all about what you
feel in your heart and share
with the important people in your life...

I honestly believe it means
you should make choices
that will never let you seem
to wonder "What if...?"

Or ask yourself questions like
"Why am I not happy?"
"Where did I wrong?"
How can my life be...

So unfulfilling
and depressing
day after day
continually stressing...

Me out to the point
of no return or worse
when I think there's
simply a real curse...

On my existence
as silly as it sounds...
If you can't shake it
The feelings will compound...

And lead you to a tragic
internal, premature death
of emotions and real living
that will always be less...

Satisfying and true
than living for today
in a way that may
make you feel all new...

Each and every morning
despite the world around you
your life will not be dreary...
And you will never have to -

Wonder what could have been
if only you'd taken a chance
and lived in the moment
and treasured the dance...

Of your life that's not eternal
embracing the small things
that may come unexpectedly
and give you unknown wings...

To soar above
the mundane and boring
To choose the path
that's worth exploring...

Remember you only
walk this world one time
make it a valuable trip
filled with the sublime...

You'll probably regret what you
choose not to do a lot more
than what you decide to try
so do not close the door...

On the unknown
Go the extra mile
Take some risks
and you will smile...

When you look back
on the life you made
You will not lack
in delight or...

Have to ask yourself
Why? Why? Why?
Did I allow the years
to fly quickly by...

Without enjoying my days
to the fullest extent
and making each moment
more than well-spent?

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The Guardian

Welcome to our poetry-themed week - an overview
The Guardian
We've got all sorts in store - watch poets reading poems, listen to a performance poet podcast and get tips on how to perform poetry yourself. More into writing it? We've got tips for that too. How about discussing it? Yep, we've got that covered with ...
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The Guardian

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The Guardian
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The Guardian

Why is there so much poetry in YA/teen lit?
The Guardian
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Houston Public Media

New Program Explores The Role Of Poetry In The Muslim Community
Houston Public Media
Mohja Kahf reading at Houston Public Library for their program, Bridging Cultures: Poetic Voices of the Muslim World. Credit: Amy Bishop / News 88.7. The library's Jennifer Schwartz manages the Bridging Cultures programming. Over the next couple of ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

Carolyn Forche will talk about poetry of witness Oct. 12 at Marquette University
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
Poet Carolyn Forché will talk about how her experiences in El Salvador, South Africa, Lebanon, Libya and Vietnam have affected her work during an Oct. 12 lecture at Marquette University. Her tallk, "Writing Into The World: A Poet's Story," begins at 6 ...

Covington Town Talk: Poets pack St. John's Coffeehouse for change
St. John's Coffee House on the corner of Boston and Columbia has been the epicenter of the written word in Covington since the closing of Walker Percy's bookstore, so it is no surprise that it served as the venue for the first ever "Northshore 100,000 ...

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Milam custodian shares poetry in new collection
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
TUPELO – There is more to Talvin Grice than meets the eye. The 49-year-old works as a custodian at Milam Elementary School by day, but when he isn't working at school, he's writing. Grice just published his first collection of poetry, “To Leave Me For ...

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Kansas City Star

Odes to the Royals: The best of readers' Blue October poetry
Kansas City Star
As we prepare to cheer on the Kansas City Royals in their first game of the postseason on Thursday, let's give a round of applause to our creative readers as well. About 300 fans with poetic souls answered our call to write poems for the Boys in Blue.

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Daily Post North Wales

Fourth North Wales International Poetry Festival set for Bangor and Aberystwyth
Daily Post North Wales
The North Wales International Poetry Festival returns for a fourth time in 2015, with a series of readings and performances in Aberystwyth and Bangor later this month. Events will take place in both universities and at local venues, including the ...

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