Dee Daffodil

10k

I walked 10K yesterday..

'No way! '

I did!

'But why? '

Because...
There are times in your life,
When you need to say,
I think I can do this,
Then do away.

So, I walked 10K,
Because I could.
And near the end,
It felt real good.

Perhaps next week,
I'll jump from a plane,
Try bungee jumping,
Or eating a flame!

My point here is,
When you think you might,
Just seize the moment,
Don't wait for what's right.

Life's like that.
Sometimes your plight,
Is to just jump in,
With all your might.

Live life now!
Make the most of your life.
It's over too soon,
To be bothered with strife.

Poem Submitted: Friday, May 5, 2006
Poem Edited: Thursday, July 22, 2010

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  • Francie LynchFrancie Lynch (2/26/2014 7:37:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed your poem til the last stanza. Sometimes rhyme minimalizes your art as it did in the last line.

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  • Reshma Ramesh (11/5/2008 5:26:00 AM)

    hmmmmmm so true......live life to the fullest...well penned

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  • Pamela Lutwyche (10/10/2008 4:32:00 PM)

    Someone once said life his not boring, because you never know what is coming next. Your poem is full of not knowing what’s next, plane, flame, bungee jumping I like it, I like it a lot.

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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (9/19/2008 4:12:00 PM)

    A awe-inspiring poem, lucid and beautiful, love it.10+

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  • Marvin Brato (7/30/2008 11:24:00 PM)

    Take the challenge if opportunities when come, strike while the iron is hot! Good thought, a 10 for me!

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  • Barry Van Allen (12/20/2007 4:13:00 AM)

    Dee,
    Blimey, that was rhymey - - -
    all the obvious... but, still so well put into verse,
    ... I know this does not rhyme;
    but, it was pretty just the same.

    B.V.A.

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  • Christopher Ryan (11/29/2007 2:23:00 AM)

    Amazingly inspirational...I guess if humans never did things just for the hell of it, we would never acquire mates. ;)

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  • Marvin Brato (8/8/2007 4:20:00 AM)

    Anything is possible if you set your mind on it, life is adventure itself so why wait when it can be done now! Good advice in poetry Dee. High marks.

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  • Delete it before you read it (6/26/2007 8:30:00 PM)

    I wish I could follow your advice as
    perfectly as you wrote this poem

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  • Elysabeth FaslundElysabeth Faslund (6/23/2007 3:33:00 PM)

    Love the title...love the poem. I agree 100% A quote from the movie 'Auntie Mame'
    'Life's a banquet. And most poor fools are starving.' Ain't it the truth! ! ! xxElysabeth

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  • Chris Mendros (6/1/2007 11:28:00 AM)

    i took your advice and jumped from a plane and now i'm in traction.
    Did i forget something?
    Where's my lawyer...
    Seriously, tho, great sentiment. It's a very fine art to tug on the heart strings without being too sentimental.
    Nice work.

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  • Shelley L Baxter-stanley (4/9/2007 11:16:00 PM)

    I am so impressed with this poem! It was just what I needed right now to shake some of my dreams up and get me chasing them again...for that I Thank U Dee!
    I have not read much of your poetry as of yet but I sure look forward to reading more of your work very soon! 10 stars.
    Brilliant poem.Keep sharing from the heart,
    =Shelley=

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (3/25/2007 5:41:00 AM)

    Dee, I'm loving the 'can do'/ carpe diem attitude. Inspiring and motivational. (I must confess I'll still be reaching for the car keys though) . t x

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  • David Harris (2/28/2007 4:26:00 PM)

    Dee, I don't know why I didn't come along sooner. Hesitant maybe. But I'm learning to seize the moment. Loved the uplifting feel of this poem. Thanks for sharing it.
    David

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  • Not a member No 4 (1/23/2007 2:32:00 PM)

    Dee, glad I jumped in here. Don't know what I was afraid of before! This is so upbeat and get on with life in attitude that I love it. The delivery is casual and so easy to read and yet it is profound at the same time. xx jim

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  • Brian DornBrian Dorn (1/13/2007 10:41:00 PM)

    Purposeful by every measure and truly encouraging! Well done, Dee! !
    Brian

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  • Raphael Raphael (1/12/2007 12:45:00 AM)

    Ms. Dee

    I like your poem. That is so true. I think about the things that I am destined to do, and...this poem causes me think about them even more...Thank you!

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  • Someone Else (12/19/2006 7:21:00 PM)

    My own p[ersonal philosophy, CARPE DIEM - nicely penned in almost conversational tone. Nice free rhythm

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  • Ranjith Wijekoon (11/4/2006 11:44:00 PM)

    Very correct Dee,

    You have just reminded me about Osho(Guru Rajnish) and his book Awareness. Nice write.

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  • Ruby Root (9/7/2006 8:09:00 AM)

    Excellent poem Dee, You are right. Being afraid is a set back in life. I know. I stayed with someone for so long because it was easier then being alone. Your so right. I knew the second year of our relationship was in trouble but I stayed. Also I had children and I did not want to confuse them. I thought by leaving my boyfriend I would somehow mix them up since they had no father. I didn't want all sorts of different relationships.

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