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Memento Mori

Live Each Day with Purpose

By ๐‘๐Œ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐ญ๐จ๐งPublished 9 months ago โ€ข Updated 8 months ago โ€ข 1 min read
Top Story - October 2023
Memento Mori
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The hourglass of every life is filled with grains of sand

And through the narrow neck of time our memories all land

Each grain a special yesteryear each grain a dream thatโ€™s passed

Lifelong castles built with care in hopes that they would last


Our trips around the dazzling sun are all too precious few

Whether they count twenty-one or even ninety-two

So live your life with purpose and seize each fleeting day

And heed the Good Bookโ€™s verses before life slips away


When all of todayโ€™s tomorrows have turned to yesterdays

And you add up the joys and sorrows that you faced along the way

In pursuit of lifeโ€™s bright rainbows and the dreams you dared to dream

The brilliant shooting star shows beyond the moonlit beams


Donโ€™t lose sight of the treasures from which youโ€™d never part

The things that canโ€™t be measured except within your heart

That offer your life meaning and lasting legacy

Your inspiration for dreaming for all the world to see


And as you bid this world adieu and say your last goodbyes

Get showered with the โ€œI love yousโ€ and head toward Heavenโ€™s prize

Take a look around you and count yourself as blessed

For all that youโ€™ve held onto thatโ€™s brought you happiness


Your life on Earth will carry on within the hearts and souls

Of the many lives youโ€™ve met along this long and rocky road

From mountains high to ocean shores your journey here is done

So let your wings toward Heaven soar to that home beyond the sun!


โ€œThe years of our life are . . . soon gone, and we fly away . . . So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.โ€ ~~ Psalm 90:10, 12 (ESV)

โ€œLet us prepare our minds as if weโ€™d come to the very end of life. Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance lifeโ€™s books each day.โ€ ~~ Seneca (First Century)


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Comments (19)

  • Novel Allen9 months ago

    Oh my. Your writing is marvelous. I have been missing so much, I keep saying. So many greatness, only two eyes and one brain. I will endeavor to read more. Really great ead. Kudos on TS.

  • J. S. Wade9 months ago

    Magnificent poem RM. Moving and on target. You were inspired at it shows. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Meg9 months ago

    Congrats on top story!

  • Heidi McCloskey9 months ago

    Such a beautiful and thought provoking piece!

  • Johnson Isabella9 months ago


  • Grz Colm9 months ago

    Already read and liked, so back to say congrats on your top story RM! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

  • Test9 months ago

    Seeing this gem her made my heart happy!Congratulations on a truly beautiful top strory! ๐Ÿค

  • Real Poetic9 months ago

    Congratulations!!! ๐Ÿฉต๐Ÿฉต๐Ÿฉต

  • StoryholicFinds9 months ago

    Congratulations โค๏ธ

  • Tressa Rose9 months ago

    This was very beautiful!

  • Donna Renee9 months ago

    This is really lovely (and also quite sad to consider)! Congrats on the Top Story!!

  • Luther9 months ago

    Nice work great writing Iโ€™m new here so Iโ€™ve just dropped a few โค๏ธ

  • Lamar Wiggins9 months ago

    Every word counts here and reminds us of a very very important message. Thank you for sharing!

  • Test10 months ago

    So poignantly penned, I love the tone of this so much. This line caught me a lump in my throat 'For when all of todayโ€™s tomorrows are turned to yesterdays' ๐Ÿค

  • This was extremely powerful! I loved it very much!

  • L.C. Schรคfer10 months ago

    Oh I do like this. And it rhymes, I like that.

  • Jay Kantor10 months ago

    โ€˜Rโ€™ - Canโ€™t imagine how this came to you at your young life stage. โ€” inspirational-Indeed โ€” โ€˜Jโ€™

  • Luke Foster10 months ago

    That was so good. One of my favourite poems that Iโ€™ve read here. Great job.

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