I am not here to just put my toes in the water.
I am here to cannonball off a spring-board,
fully plunging into the deep end.
I am not here to simply smell the flowers.
I am here to roll through the meadow,
to give in to careless abandon,
and to saturate myself in their fragrance.
I am not here to be a guest in my own life.
I am here to live purposely,
to breathe deeply the essence of this life,
because I know, all too well, that life is short.
And at the end of my journey through this lifetime,
all of the things I did,
and all of the life I inhaled,
will hopefully served to remind me,
that I lived a deliberate life and that I made a difference.
This was, I think, the first time a poem has ever made me say “Woo!”
I dig this.
Woo! Thank you. 🙂
This was a very uplifting piece! I loved this line: “I am not here to be a guest in my own life.” and this one “I am here to roll through the meadow, to give in to careless abandon,
and to saturate myself in their fragrance.”
Thanks very much. 😀
That was really beautiful and touching! Lovely poem!!
Thank you…I appreciate that very much!
Confident, graceful and inspiring.
Thank you so much. 🙂
So many positive and energizing thoughts. I love it!
Thank you so much.
I appreciate that….thank you.
I love the way you gave us the pleasant experience of putting toes in the water or smelling the flowers and then took us deeper. “I am not here to be a guest in my own life.” Very inspiring poem to start the day. Carpe diem!
Thank you very much. My email address is actually carpe diem…I love that you said that. 🙂
I love the rein-seizing in the language of this poem. The repeated use of the word “life” felt like a beating drum.
Thank you so much…I really appreciate that.
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