Here's a poem about living by the day.
Some words to reflect on day by day.
Some lines of daily minfulness.
But will the day bring love or sadness?
Yours Sincerely, POSOWOCO
Anyone wanting verse to show how we can be tricked by time and are given a slice of it per day?
Or a poem for documenting the slipping away of the future?
Or if you need to know that now is forever?
And think everywhere where people are isolated and alone?
Is it important to know that forever is now and we must live it fully?
One Day at a Time
One day at a time my dear
Feel the heat, feel the fear
As our tiny slice of a life
Goes ignored day by day.
I have wondered and waited
And crafted the key to breathing
Of past and future hopes
Of towns and places heaving.
By a sweet-smelling miracle
We walk and talk and touch
And layout our lives to hope
And reach out for lady luck.
Pockets of people here now
Turned into lifelong strangers
Lives and hopes and dreams
Duly crunched into failures.
From the shopping centre roofs
To the graveyard dug soils
Of trenches and final endings
And letting end love boil.
And of nothingness and still where
Shades of black nocturnal walls
Push on our slowing hearts
And grab at our wayward souls.
With our lonely expanse of freedom
Clearly laid bare as a view
The delicate bones of our times
Carry us forward always a new.
Our lessons here are ones to learn
As we hear daily torched chime
Another whisper, call or way
Just one day they say at a time.
3rd May 2020
I wrote this poem shortly after reading a book on mindfulness.
It went on about the fact that we have no real future or past only the present.
I seemed to me that that's how most creatures live, one day at a time.
Sometimes it is far less frightening to live this way I thought.
But what we may miss is the fact that we are only given it day by day.
Or second by second.
All has to be contained in a tiny slice of the universe we call our own.
But how small does each slice have to be to "matter".
And does memory erase the jumps between each "tick".
From this slice then, we are to learn, love, live and die and hopefully to realise this before the latter.