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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New York Daily News

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New York Daily News
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Hartford Courant

Sergio Becomes Glastonbury's First Poet Laureate
Hartford Courant
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UNO professor wins two awards for a book of poetry to be published next year
The New Orleans Advocate
University of New Orleans English professor Carolyn Hembree has won two awards for a book of poetry. “Rigging a Chevy Into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague” is slated to be published next spring by Trio House Press. Neil Shepard ...


NDTV

PM Modi Presents Uzbek President Amir Khusrau's Poetry
NDTV
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Royal Gazette

The art of storytelling in poetry
Royal Gazette
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WHQR

"Maytle's World": History, Poetry, & Performance by the NC Poet Laureate
WHQR
Stephenson is an award-winning poet with over a dozen published books. Former Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti said he is truly the "voice of North Carolina," while UNC Professor and poet Paul Jones said "there could be no one more representative of North ...
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Vietnamese Globe: Divided by War, United by Poetry and Compassion
Dissident Voice
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Florida Today

Florida Frontiers: Cowboy poet "tells it like it was"
Florida Today
Hank Mattson is known as the "Cracker Cowboy Poet" who "tells it like it was." A native of Lake Placid in Highlands County, Mattson recites his poetry and discusses Florida's pioneer culture at libraries, schools and festivals throughout the state ...


Fremont News Messenger

From prose to poetry, groups help writers polish their skills
Fremont News Messenger
CLYDE – The Clyde Public Library's writers' group that formed last year has since split into two groups — a prose and a poetry group. Adult services librarian Jill McCullough leads the poetry group, and library clerk Rachel Henck is in charge of the ...


Westword

Manual High School's Gentrification Project Inspires Poetry by Students
Westword
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Google News

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