Life Lesson Poem

Live Life Like It Is My Very Last

Live each day to the fullest.

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I really loved this poem because nobody is promised to be here tomorrow. It also touched my heart as well, but this is a great poem. I love it.

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For Alexis From Your Mama

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Published: February 2006

Sitting on the steps, looking across the lake,
Wondering why life, at times, can seem great.
But in that second, it took me to just think,
My life could change, faster than a blink.

Is this a reason why we should always cherish?
Not knowing when loved ones may suddenly perish.
Living every day like it is our very last,
for our days could be very long or go by very fast

So I'll cherish and take nothing for granted,
not say things that shouldn't be chanted.
If this is the last day I have on this earth,
I accept my life, for what it's been worth.

Tomorrow isn't promised to young or old alike,
Today may be the last day I'm able to hold you tight.
Don't wait for tomorrow, do it all today,
If tomorrow never comes, you'll never regret a day.

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  • by Sarina P Lee, Pittsboro,NC
  • 10 months ago

I really loved this poem because nobody is promised to be here tomorrow. It also touched my heart as well, but this is a great poem. I love it.

  • by Reshaun Smith, McComb, MS
  • 1 year ago

Live life its your last day reminds me of one of my favorite songs by Nickel back. This really tugs at my heart strings. I asked myself if this was my last day would I be satisfied with my life. Sadly I would say no but now I realize you will never know when God calls you home so its wise to live your life to the fullest. I want the least amount of regrets!

  • by Lorraine Absar
  • 4 years ago

I like the style and yes I was moved because every moment is such a gift and assumptions that more will come is such a huge mistake.

  • by Christine, ON
  • 5 years ago

Hi, I loved your poems it really makes me think of life a different way and it really talks about me. How my life has REALLY changed from good to bad made me feel a lot better. I just need some help to understand the poetic devices in this poem like a simile or hyperbole and just wondering when were you born?? I'm studying in class about around what age makes you give out best poems so I'm looking for good ones to ask. Thanks hope its not too much work:) and this poem REALLY touched me and I'm 28!

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