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Living in the Present

March 5, 2015
By MysticMusic ELITE, Waterloo, Other
MysticMusic ELITE, Waterloo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -Mae West
"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." - Leonardo Da Vinci

memories will fade

and the Future uncertain,

choices lead somewhere


that's not certain

a tangle of confusion

always join the mix


take the step forward

focus on the surroundings

live in the Present


the time is Now 

not Later, not Sometime soon

else regret follows


the Present is far

more precious, make memories 

and commitments Now


the Time Limit is

always approaching, waiting

to steal precious Time


don't lose, this is our

Generation, Our Time in

the light, Now is ours.

The author's comments:

It's so easy to leave something until later, to forget about it for a while, but that only makes it worse. There's more stuff piled up, and eventually something will break. Something will be sacrificed, and that urge to slack off will end in regret. Or so I've found with my personal experience. Don't leave something for the future, because the future will always have something unpleasant in store for that. Live in the present, and enjoy it. Have fun with the long-term effects, not the temporary. 

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