Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Now! (Prompt:Pro-Active Poem)


There is no later,
the time is now!

Tomorrow is an illusion
and yesterday is one collective
implanted memory,

so roll on,
breathe in the air
dance in the sun

and lose yourself
now!

Even if
you’re just planning
for tomorrow,
you’ve got to do it
now!

Sure, the Mona Lisa was painted
way back then,
but she does not become relevant
until you see her now!

That big meal you’re planning
for the end of the month
is only a collection of passed-down recipes
and unbought groceries,
and only becomes Thanksgiving
when you’re eating it
now!

That great vast
afterlife
some of us cling to
is also a mirage

for there is no Heaven
waiting off
in the foggy, cloud-strewn
future,

but rather
Heaven is in this moment
now!

So,
knowing the primacy
and the urgency of

now! ,

I ask you
my dear reader,

without irony,

was it worth it?

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the "now" thoughts! :) I'm glad that I read your poem NOW.
    p.s. I checked out your book, but I don't have a kindle . . .yet. I will remember though!

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  2. This is great, Buddah. I'm doing PAD as well, but somehow can't post in the PA blog. Sigh. We really seem to be thinking along the same theme in our poems. At a certain point in life, one can no longer procrastinate. LOL. (But in answer to your question. Yes, it WAS / IS worth it.)

    http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2011/11/procrastination-procrastinate-when-you.html

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  3. Heaven is this moment now...love this. Best of luck with #novpad.

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