Life

Life

A Poem by The Iron Horseman
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Feeling reflective, musing on the meaning of life, the universe and everything. I don't think it's 42...

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Life is like the lightning in a summer sky,

A vivid flash, a thunderclap, and then you die.

It's here, it's gone, you missed it, or did it pass you by?

It struck the tree right next to you and left you wondering why.


To the mountains we are but fireflies,

Winking in, then blinking out.

In their eternal consciousness,

We are a murmur, not a shout.


Ephemeral as the morning mist,

We are just passing through.

Don't worry about the things you missed,

Just take pleasure in the things you do.


Make the most of the years you live,

Give form to those dreams in your head,

Give those you love all you have to give,

Because you'll be a Long. Time. Dead.




© 2018 The Iron Horseman


© 2019 The Iron Horseman


Author's Note

The Iron Horseman
It's all about making the most of the time you have!

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well said..easy flow ..nice mix of prose and poetry says i ..i think it works .. theme is eternal and the lesson a most important one .. we are not as important as we think .. and life is gone in the proverbial blink ;)
good thoughts sir! i am committed to taking them with me today .. which ..if truth it is .. is the last day of me life!! ;}
E.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Lol! I sincerely hope not, my friend!
Thank you for the glowing words, Rice Noodle.
Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

:) ................



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Flows nicely. Great theme too.

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

18 Hours Ago

And once more, thank you. The artwork with this is kind of interesting. It was done by my artistic d.. read more
Declan

18 Hours Ago

Nice, it looks great.
Great sentiment and read, keep on rocking in the present moment,

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Shaz. I will do my best! :)
this sends a very good message, I really love your style, the rhymes are beautiful.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thank you, WF. Have a good weekend.
The older I get, the more I want to tell the younger generations exactly THIS! My Gawd, it can be hard to navigate regrets, with the years seeming to accelerate more & more! It's a balancing act & you captured & conveyed how that feels in a very relatable way. Great rhyme & rhythm. I always like it best when you write longer poems . . . (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thanks, Margie. I know exactly what you mean about the years accelerating; scary, isn't it? Twenty y.. read more
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BBP
Excellent message and I can't tell you how much I liked the theme of being so small int he scale of nature. Sometimes we forget out mortality and really how f*****g small we are in this universe. Excellent as always.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thanks, BBP. How are you doing?
BBP

5 Months Ago

Good man! Just submitted my book to two agents...so finally on the path to glorified rejection! haha.. read more
The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

I'm good too, thanks. Good luck with your book. It's practically impossible to find a literary agent.. read more
I agree my friend.
"Make the most of the years you live,
Give form to those dreams in your head,
Give those you love all you have to give,
Because you'll be a Long. Time. Dead."
The above lines, great wisdom shared, each day, a blessing. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thank you, my friend.
well said..easy flow ..nice mix of prose and poetry says i ..i think it works .. theme is eternal and the lesson a most important one .. we are not as important as we think .. and life is gone in the proverbial blink ;)
good thoughts sir! i am committed to taking them with me today .. which ..if truth it is .. is the last day of me life!! ;}
E.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Lol! I sincerely hope not, my friend!
Thank you for the glowing words, Rice Noodle.
Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

:) ................
The old time clock sure goes faster the older you get.
Though only being 19 I really shouldn't notice it that much.
Man, what the hell just happened, I've suddenly got older. Don't write another poem like that, it's unsettling to us pups.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

6 Months Ago

Lol! I think you made a typo here. Didn't you mean 91? :)
Thanks for taking the time to read .. read more
never were there truer words spoken, and in a very poetic way i might add :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

6 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words, Stella.
Stella Armour

6 Months Ago

yes, be the best you can be .... good karma .
So so true I enjoyed this tender truthful right on read many thanks

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

6 Months Ago

My thanks to you, Julie. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. How is the wonderful land of Oz these days?
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

5 Months Ago

Great thanks 🙏

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The Iron Horseman

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