Shakeela Kingzley

Rookie - 169 Points (South Africa)

Live To Be Timeless - Poem by Shakeela Kingzley

They say that life is short

With different lengths for everyone 

Some are gone before they start living

And some before they are done


Some live for the day, Some live for the month

Some live to be timeless, and second to none


With a path on each side

Motionless at a crossroads

Not knowing which step

Would lessen the load


Do it tomorrow

Leave it til later

Put it off for now

The stalling gets greater



How can I live

Without having regret

And be content

On the day I meet death


Tomorrows troubles 

Still far away

Takes away my happiness

And my smiles for today


Some live for the day, Some live for the month

Some live to be timeless, and second to none


Plans that are large

The height of one's dreams

Could distance you from the now

Then the now can't be seen


The night follows the day

As the day follows the night

Try and live in each

Of the moments in sight


I may be taken tomorrow 

My life could disappear

Not afraid of tomorrow

I'll handle it when it's here


But today I'm alive

And I've overcome my fears

And I'll continue to seize each moment

Every day of all my years



Some live for the day, Some live for the month

Some live to be timeless, and second to none

Topic(s) of this poem: carpe diem, present

Form: Rhyme Royal or Rime Royale


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, August 5, 2016


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