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Seize The Day

January 6, 2012
By AngelsLullaby GOLD, Neverland, Idaho
AngelsLullaby GOLD, Neverland, Idaho
12 articles 7 photos 95 comments

Favorite Quote:
Music is a higher revelation from wisdom and philosophy. ~Ludwig Von Beethoven

Seize the day like it is your last
Talk to old friends like time never past
Care for your enemies like they are your kin
Begin the day knowing that you will certainly win
Give more than you take like Jesus would do
Show compassion to others like it isn’t something knew
Work each day like your not getting rewarded
Help others in need just as the Lord did.
Be proud of who you are because you are matchless
Enjoy time spent with your family because it is priceless
End each day with a prayer for the future and past
Seize this day because it could be your last.

The author's comments:
Life is to short to be selfish, greedy and rude. Be loving, compassionate and selfless. Do your best each and everyday and good things are sure to come. ~Aaliyah P.

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This article has 9 comments.

dreamshaker said...
on Mar. 11 2012 at 5:41 pm
dreamshaker, Clarkston, Michigan
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loved it - only advice I have has already been covered (past vs. passed), but otherwise it was perfect.

on Mar. 11 2012 at 5:28 pm
maizyiscrazy GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
10 articles 53 photos 261 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe in miracles. ~Audrey Hepburn

Wow! This is great. Very positive and lovely. Just a quick question, why didn't you add a picture?

on Mar. 1 2012 at 6:12 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

The second line, It should say "time never passed". It is hard to catch those in something you wrote yourself because it sounds right and you know it is a word. Always wait a full day before you submit it. It helps you look at it with fresh eyes. I learned that the hard way.


 I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I IS the perfect discription or carpe diem!

on Feb. 24 2012 at 7:47 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1398 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Exactly what we should all do each day---perfect way to describe the phrase "carpe diem." Just one thing, in the eleventh line it should be "new" not "knew", but I'm sure that's just a typo.

on Feb. 23 2012 at 10:30 pm
Behind_a_Plastic_Smile GOLD, Roseville, California
17 articles 1 photo 129 comments

Favorite Quote:
"if you're not 1st you're last"

this is good and besides the typo and like two lines that seemed to be a little to forcefully rhymed it was beautifully written I especially like the way it starts and ends the same it's a nice touch-good job

on Feb. 23 2012 at 1:14 pm
Great message and fantastic poem

on Feb. 23 2012 at 1:13 pm
Fantistic poem. Great meaning to it.

on Feb. 13 2012 at 3:41 pm
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
6 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See, we don't really care who you are;
Everyone is capable of looking up and wishing on a star.
So catch it, so contagious, this day-dreamer's disease,
And hope can be your sword, slaying darkness with belief."

"Sanctuary"- Paradise Fears

I really like this! I think it was nice how it started and ended on the same idea; seize the day. I like the openly...religious, I guess, theme, because I feel like so many people try to tiptoe around religion these days...One thing- it would be "new", not "knew", but I'm sure that was just a typo. Anyway, it was really great! (:

on Feb. 1 2012 at 4:29 pm
PoetryAngel14 PLATINUM, Ithaca, New York
26 articles 0 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Dare to be imperfect and one day there will tug at your sleeve a soulmate." ~Robert Brault
"Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving." ~Albert Einstein

Great job and a really good philosophical point :)