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For the Love of Life, Live

a poem from my heart to yours

By Caroline JanePublished 14 days ago Updated 14 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
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For the Love of Life, Live
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Life is a once-ever opportunity.

How close to death do you need to get before you understand?

Life is a once-ever opportunity.

A rare universe fuck up that breathes, feels, and dances as magic through veins.

Life is your once-EVER opportunity.

Can you feel it as it drums against your skin?

Look in the mirror. Can you see yourself alive?

Do you recognise that you are one of the rarest things in this infinite universe?

Life is our once-ever opportunity.

To be alive. Here. Sentient. A life.

You are fucking amazing.

Drink the wine.

Eat the carbs

Make love.

Dance.

Tell people what they mean to you.

Create.

Sing.

Find the words to tell your truth.

Speak up.

Speak kind.

Listen to the wind on a gentle summer's day.

Let the rain drench you.

Hear the birds cut the dawn from the night.

Whistle along to the breeze.

Wear the poncho.

Smoke the weed.

Hug your neighbour.

Write your heart out.

Paint your point of view.

Lie down in the grass.

Dream with psychedelic abandon.

Roll down the hill through the buttercup-festooned clover.

Walk shoeless through the sand.

Collect the shells.

Feel the rhythm of the waves against your naked body.

Compliment a stranger.

Hug the trees.

Breathe in the scent of a lowly flower.

Wear your hair down.

Laugh at yourself. You are funny. Enjoy your personal madness.

Cry because you feel it.

Dissolve into the night.

Look into the starry sky and find your place amongst the sparkle of forever.

You are a life with a once-ever opportunity...

and...

You are incredible.

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About the Creator

Caroline Jane

Warm-blooded vertebrate, domesticated with a preference for the wild. Howls at the moon and forages on the dark side of it. Laughs like a hyena. Fuelled by good times and fairy dust. Writes obsessively with no holes barred.

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  • Brenda Fluharty4 days ago

    Amazing poem. Congratulations!

  • Babs Iverson7 days ago

    Congratulations on the Leaderboard win!!!

  • Anna 7 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story! :)

  • Nelly Ngunjiri7 days ago

    Amazing writing congrats on your TS

  • Gloria Penelope7 days ago

    Very nice and inspirational. Well done and congratulations on top story!

  • Marie Wilson8 days ago

    Love this! Congrats on TS!

  • Jennifer David8 days ago

    THANK YOU! Inspiring and beautiful :)

  • BrettNotGreg9 days ago

    Loved this! Very uplifting! Thank you and congrats on top story! 💚

  • angela hepworth9 days ago

    Gorgeous work - congratulations on top story!!

  • Rachel S9 days ago

    “Life is a once ever opportunity how close to death do you need to get to before you understand” is a beautiful line! Honestly, there is so, so much more to this beautiful gift of once ever life than the things you mentioned… You write very nicely.

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • congratulations on TS. My best friend lost her husband recently and a man we knew asked her to dinner. She hesitated. I said, "The day you're born, your clock starts ticking. We have no idea when that battery will stop. Go live and enjoy every second you have. What you said is damn good advice!

  • JBaz9 days ago

    I like a reminder every so often on how to live life to the fullest And not get caught in the rat race Congratulations

  • Paul Stewart9 days ago

    About bloody time. Congrats- I called it, so ner. Kingmaker strikes again. Joke. Bloody love this Caroline. Congrats on an outstanding Top Story!

  • Nice Work. I enjoyed your poem very much. Let me know your thoughts on my work, open to constuctive feedback.

  • Teresa Renton11 days ago

    All of this! 🥰

  • Babs Iverson13 days ago

    Awesome!!! Loved it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • The Dani Writer13 days ago

    And I concur with the sentiments expressed in this poem. Great write for a great read Caroline!

  • That was extremely powerful! It was so optimistic, uplifting and wholesome! Thank you so much for this boost! 🥰🥰🥰

  • Donna Fox (HKB)14 days ago

    This was the gentle kick in the pants I needed!! So inspiring and breath taking and honestly everything I needed to hear/ read today!! Thank you for this Caroline!! 💚

  • Caroline Craven14 days ago

    Perfect. I feel like I want to print this out and stick it somewhere prominent so I can read it every day. Great one!

  • Call Me Les14 days ago

    I loved this. Perfect advice 💗

  • Tiffany Gordon 14 days ago

    Thank you for this epic, soul-stirring, groovyesque pep talk!! My spirit definitely needed it! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • L.C. Schäfer14 days ago

    Hear the birds cut the dawn from the night - best line!

  • Hannah Moore14 days ago

    Love this. And don't do enough of it.

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