THIS MOMENT

THIS MOMENT

A Poem by Jocelyn_wonders
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Free verse about coping

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I live today

taking care of now.

My spirit moves as it will,

guiding me to do as I must.

 

Tomorrow will have its own concerns;

I do not know them.

Yesterday is done,

existing only in memory.

 

This moment I weep in the depths of despair.

The next, I laugh at the absurdity of life itself.

One moment, I remain as still as a moment in Zen.

Another, I create in a frenzy of feeling requiring expression.

 

How I live this moment

is the ultimate sum of all yesterdays.

And tomorrow will arrive with its own poignance,

as inevitably it does.


© 2013 Jocelyn_wonders



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As a poem it has all the tastes and real heart a person could wish.

As a story, it bears the weight of reality and the endeavors we attempt to imprint with our thoughts.

and for the rest? it was worth the pause and our leaving noseprints behind.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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My Dear Writing Friend,
I loved this poem; it reminded me of how I live life. One day at a time doing the next best things to the best of my abilities. You chosen word “poignance I had to look up, did not know its meaning. An excellent word indeed that added depth to your word tapestry.

Blessings, Laughing-Bear

poignant |ˈpoinyənt|
adjective
evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret : a poignant reminder of the passing of time. See note at moving .
• keenly felt : the sensation of being back at home was most poignant in the winter.
• archaic sharp or pungent in taste or smell.
DERIVATIVES
poignance |ˈpɔɪn(j)əns| noun


Posted 4 Years Ago


Expresses many emotions in a concise and poetic manner...
Thank you for stopping by my site; I have just returned from the Hi-line in Montana where I grew up. Several poems, i.e., My Mother's Hands have developed from memories of home...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Jocelyn_wonders

4 Years Ago

Thank you for reading.
"One moment, I remain as still as a moment in Zen.
Another, I create in a frenzy of feeling requiring expression."

Ah, isn't that the truth? Lovely read:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


This is quite good, change comes quickly and without warning

Posted 5 Years Ago


Some lines may have been cliche I agree, but the overall it is a good poem with a good dictum (live for today) and thoughts about life in general. Nice work.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

As a poem it has all the tastes and real heart a person could wish.

As a story, it bears the weight of reality and the endeavors we attempt to imprint with our thoughts.

and for the rest? it was worth the pause and our leaving noseprints behind.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nice, overall, I must say. But at times, the poem seemed to delve into cliche. Anyway, nice message.

Posted 5 Years Ago


The life of the retired, never knowing what is going to happen next. To those still working it is desirable, yet once you get there, it's not always what you thought it would be. Nice thought provoking poem.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on March 12, 2012
Last Updated on March 16, 2013
Tags: now, tomorrow, yesterday, despair, laugh, Zen, create

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Jocelyn_wonders
Jocelyn_wonders

Canada



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I've returned to keep a blog on this site. I will blog about books that have excited me - books I've liked and books that fascinated me. I published articles and short stories in magazines. One sho.. more..

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