LiRa de asis

Rookie (july 09,1991 / manila, philippines)

Things I'Ve Learned - Poem by LiRa de asis

Don't date because you are desperate.
Don't marry because you are miserable.
Don't have kids because you think your
genes are superior.
Don't philander because you think you
are irresistible.

Don't associate with people you can't
Don't cheat. Don't lie. Don't pretend.
Don't dictate because you are smarter.
Don't demand because you are stronger.

Don't sleep around because you think
you are old enough & know better.
Don't hurt your kids because loving
them is harder.
Don't sell yourself, your family, or
your ideals.
Don't stagnate!

Don't regress.
Don't live in the past. Time can't
bring anything or anyone back.
Don't put your life on hold for
possibly Mr. Right.
Don't throw your life away on
absolutely Mr. Wrong because your
biological clock is ticking.

Learn a new skill.
Find a new friend.
Start a new career.
Sometimes, there is no race to be won,
only a price to be paid for some of
life's more hasty decisions.

To terminate your loneliness, reach out
to the homeless.
To feed your nurturing instincts, care
for the needy.
To fulfill your parenting fantasies,
get a puppy.
Don't bring another life into this
world for all the wrong reasons.

To make yourself happy, pursue your
passions & be the best of what you can
Simplify your life. Take away the
Get rid of destructive elements:
abusive friends, nasty habits, and
dangerous liaisons.
Don't abandon your responsibilities but
don't overdose on duty.

Don't live life recklessly without
thought and feeling for your family.
Be true to yourself.
Don't commit when you are not ready.
Don't keep others waiting needlessly.

Go on that trip. Don't postpone it.
Say those words. Don't let the moment
Do what you have to, even at society's

Write poetry.
Love Deeply.
Walk barefoot.
Dance with wild abandon.
Cry at the movies.

Take care of yourself. Don't wait for
someone to take care of you.
You light up your life.
You drive yourself to your destination.
No one completes you - except YOU.

It isn't true that life does not get
easier with age.
It only gets more challenging.
Don't be afraid. Don't lose your
capacity to love.
Pursue your passions.

Live your dreams.
Don't lose faith in God.
Don't grow old. Just grow YOU!

When you give someone your time, you
are giving them a portion of your life
that you'll never get back.
Your time is your life. That is why the
greatest gift you can give to someone
is your time.
Relationships take time and effort, and
the best way to spell love is T-I-M-E
because the essence of love is not what
we think or do or provide for others,
but how much we give of ourselves.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 6, 2008

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