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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Desmond O'Grady – a great citizen of world poetry
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Palmer Museum of Art to present 'The Art of Poetry' fall readings
Penn State News
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New York Observer

MTA to Expand Popular Poetry In Motion Program to Buses
New York Observer
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Onislam.net

Its Rhyming Poetry Captured Me
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I was completely enchanted and spiritually drawn to the truth of such poetry. I remember him playing music tapes, they sounded like a solo chorus — heavenly, and my skin would chill and I felt the spirit of God. Given that he and I rarely connected ...


Poet talks about the healing power of poetry
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Words can hurt and words can heal, said local poet, author and retired university professor David B. Axelrod. As a form of expression, poetry can focus people's intense feelings for the sake of wellness. He will discuss the healing power of poetry as ...


Former US Poet Laureate Trethewey places her archive at Emory
Emory University News and Events
Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Emory University faculty member Natasha Trethewey has placed her archive at Emory, according to an announcement by the university's Manuscript Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The archive is currently open to ...
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