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2019-01-17 03:20:54 (UTC)

Prompt 016: Live In The Now

16. People like to talk about the past and plan for the future. What recommendations would you have for someone who wants to live in the now? How would those suggestions impact that person's life?

[I decided to write a poem for this prompt. It's in the "Pantoum" poetic form, my current favourite.]

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Sometimes your thoughts hamper your own desire
Thanks to a belief you hold that's not true
Or perhaps anxiety has smothered your fire
Childish fears that perhaps others outgrew

Thanks to a belief you hold that's not true
Your unanswered true calling grows stale
Childish fears that perhaps others outgrew
Cannot be shaken, though you try, to no avail

Your unanswered true calling grows stale
It awakens you at night. A persistent, cold ghost
Cannot be shaken, though you try, to no avail
A thriving future clamors for you as its host

It awakens you at night. A persistent, cold ghost
Grit your teeth, frown, shake your head downcast
A thriving future clamors for you as its host
You shy away, believing all chances have passed

Grit your teeth, frown, shake your head downcast
Sometimes your thoughts hamper your own desire
You shy away, believing all chances have passed
Or perhaps anxiety has smothered your fire.


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