Live Now

Be young and foolish
Be lovesick
Be lighter after dark
Be heavier and sated in the morning

Lay down
Discover new lips
New body parts
New ways to feel another’s skin
Unveil the source of passion


Sing loudly

Breathe the ocean at sunrise
Lick ice air long after dark

Drink wine on a porch,
At a lookout,
On a pier,
With company,
And on your own.

Laugh so big you wake the world
Don’t be afraid to scream
Or moan
Or speak the truth.

Envy no one
Forgive everyone
Forget nothing
And wedge your happiness
Within every day
And every hour
Because luck never runs out
And neither does love.


You get to live more than once
They are called minutes,
You get to live

14 thoughts on “Live Now

  1. PÖ3TIC

    Very well done! I like the idea that each minute is its own lifetime of experience and I love the urgency and immediacy of your words, telling us to live each of those minutes to the fullest and to savor every one of them as if they may be the last!

    1. Philisapher Post author

      Thanks, I really hate the syaing YOLO (you only live once) its bullshit, you dont , you have every choice, every minute and you live each of them as seperately as the last one affected you. Breathe, live, laugh, love and exist in the form you determine, you are not without choice, you are not without life because you are the one in charge of living it, experience and consequence makes us and forms us, learn form it, dont begrudge it, and exhale.
      Rant over 🙂

      1. PÖ3TIC

        Hahaha please, don’t stop on my account!
        I couldn’t agree with you more, especially about YOLO which I suspect was a deliberately created term designed to stop kids from considering the consequences their choices and actions have. Essentially life is just a continuous series of choices and consequences, with each new choice comes new consequences which then presets a new set of choices and on and on it goes. Hopefully we learn from each experience so that as we go along the choices we make become more and more thought out creating ever increasing positive outcomes.

        Rant over 😉

  2. t h i n g s + f l e s h

    i did not read this poem, i submitted to it. beautifully written, deeply moving. tony


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