More Than One Side

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Carpe Diem/Seize The Day  (posted by Sumana)

Today’s motif prompts to write about cherishing each moment, making most of the golden chance, seizing the day, living as best and fully as possible.

Remembering Jean-Paul Sartre in this connection: ‘There is only one day left, always starting over; it is given to us at dawn, and taken away from us at dusk’.

“I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dropped it carelessly. Ah! I didn’t know I held opportunity.” — Hazel Lee

Tomorrow promises to be–
today is.

On the other hand,
if today is too terrible to bear,
keep the promise of tomorrow.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to More Than One Side

  1. thotpurge says:

    Now vs the promise of later… every moment a decision point!


  2. oldegg says:

    Hope beyond hope that there is a tomorrow.

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  3. ‘Promise of tomorrow’ sometimes thats what keeps us going


  4. Sumana Roy says:

    I believe mostly in ‘today is’. Good points made.


  5. susan chast says:

    A mighty wisdom, as usual! Thank you, Sara.


  6. Khaya Ronkainen says:

    today is…love this! But also the promise of tomorrow.


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