Monday, March 1, 2010

Big Red Poetry Bus

thanks, Eejit, for today's poetry prompt, which is to describe one's Philosophy of Life/Afterlife/Everything.
That's either a novel in 8 volumes, or something really really short.

So says I

All you can be
(without joining the military)
no tomorrow
....my life
....ends with my life
so I have to do it here
be here
love now
make a difference now
Dreams are not for later
Dust is dust
....Stardust perhaps
....but dust
Go as far as you can go
Because the end of the road is the end
and after that is just peaceful, well-earned sleep.
And with that the Poetry Bus can go careening down the road to the next stop. Jump on!


Niamh B said...

love this one NanU - great advice!

swiss said...

spot on!

shabby girl said...

I loved the line "stardust perhaps, but still dust"

the watercats said...

ahaaa!.. this is so spot on! and it's something we all try to aspire to, but isn't annoying how complicated it becomes to do the obvious! :-)
I love the freshness this little poem is made of! cheers!

Patience-please said...

Oh, well done!

Argent said...

Like it! Short and crisp and very much to the point.

Poetikat said...

Well-earned, indeed. Nice piece.


Pure Fiction said...

Very yogic - a great sentiment really nicely expressed. Liked this a lot

willow said...

Love "stardust perhaps". I like the simplicity and straightforwardness of this piece!

Peter Goulding said...

Peaceful, well-earned sleep...
But, perchance, to dream. Ay there's the rub...

Anonymous said...

That was a beautiful poem. Of course I believe this isn't just all there is, but the life we have now is all we can live whilst we're here. Lovely.

CJ xx

Titus said...

I love those three single word opening lines, such a statement of intent, and the poem did not disappoint afterwards. Really clean, effective writing - enjoyed it tremendously.

Karen said...

I really like the stardust line and the advice about living NOW!