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Living Life Every Moment-Are You In a Hurry?

Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.


Every moment of life is precious. Do not rush past precious moments that make life an enjoyable experience.

Before you know it, you just might have breezed through life, and it is too late to turn things around.

We have one life, so let us live every moment to the fullest.

Living Life

When you are young, you will want to grow,

Grow up some more and be a teenager,

You think that teenagers are really cool,

You want to be a teenager going to school.

When you become a teenager,

You want to grow up some more,

Grow up and go to college for sure,

College you think is the only place,

Where life will be fun and fast paced.

You go to college and then you see,

Life is not all fun and carefree,

Important choices in life to be made,

Not a minute to be delayed.

Next is to get a job and earn,

Earn so much to have a car to own,

A house, a villa, a resort one or two,

The latest, greatest in electronics too,

You think this is fun and way too cool.

Then comes marriage, children one or two,

Settling down is all that you want to do,

Now you think, life is being fair,

Letting you have fun, sunshine and fresh air,

You live and dream without a care.

Suddenly, your world turns upside down,

Your body aches and pains lets you down,

Life becomes a pain and real misery,

You cannot breathe, you wheeze and sneeze,

Your knees and bones creak and squeak.

Now you are old, sad and not willing to cry,

Thinking of life that has passed you by,

However your thoughts go back in time,

How you were always in a hurry,

Thinking and planning all the time.

Thoughts of regrets, filled with remorse,

You think of many moments that were lost,

Moments not enjoyed, wasted in vain,

You wish you could start all over

Once again,

Are you in a hurry??

© 2012 Nithya Venkat


Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on December 03, 2013:

Harishprasad thank you for sharing your views and am glad you enjoyed.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on December 02, 2013:

This beautiful poem reminds me about an interesting fact about old people who ,before departing the world, expressed some regrets and one of them was that they did not adopt a choice of happiness while living their lives. In this poem, you have truly depicted the unhappiness that one goes through every stage of his/her life but happiness eludes every time. So, time to enjoy the life is now and only now, tomorrow is an illusion. Really enjoyed this wonderful gem.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on November 08, 2012:

Pearldiver still waiting!!!!!!:)

Rob Welsh from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on November 08, 2012:

You're welcome Vellur... Has the watch arrived yet??? :)

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on November 07, 2012:

Pearldiver we all want to be young a again when life was full of fun and so many hopes and dreams. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with me.

Rob Welsh from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on November 07, 2012:

Oh how much older you have become since you wrote this excellent piece Vellur.. I was determined to be 21 at 12 and 21 at 42... I blamed the watch I wore and gave it away to a young man, who was always late ... sadly the guy I gave it to grew so old that he died and left it to me in his will... I am very quickly reading your poetry... this watch does concern me... I want to be 12 again! :) Nice work and great message... I am sending you a watch in the mail.... take care... PD

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 23, 2012:

Nell Rose thank you for your thoughtful comments and vote. Cheers!!

Nell Rose from England on June 23, 2012:

This is oh so true. If only we realised that we need to slow down and enjoy each stage as it gets here, voted up across the board! cheers nell

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 23, 2012:

Cogerson thank you, you are right, so easy to forget about the good things in life.

Vinaya Ghimire thank you for stopping by and your appreciation.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on June 23, 2012:

What a contradiction, when you are young, we want to become mature, and when we are old, we want to remain eternally young.

Just loved your composition.

UltimateMovieRankings from Virginia on June 23, 2012:

Very nicely done....I think it is so important to stop and smell the roses.....because life is so fast.....it is very easy to forget about the good things in life.....a very enjoyable hub to read....job well done.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 20, 2012:

tillsontitan thank you, your mother is right, but as you said only elders realize this. I wish they would get it much sooner and stop rushing about.

Mary Craig from New York on June 20, 2012:

You have re-quoted my mother...she always said, "don't wish your life away." Always in a hurry to get to the next stage of your life. This poem should touch the heart of everyone who reads it. Unfortunately, only the older of us will truly appreciate it.

Voted up and beautiful.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 19, 2012:

Rosemay50 thank you, we have to slow down and enjoy life all at the same time.

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on June 19, 2012:

This is awesome, We are always in a hurry to reach the next stage, we always think it will be better than the current one. Then when we rreach old age we wish we were young again with the hindsight to slow down and do it all again differently

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 19, 2012:

Thank you Ruchira, you made my day :). Thanks for sharing and the vote too.

Fennelseed thank you, you are right moments lost can never be regained. Thanks for your votes and sharing. All the very best to you too.

Lot Rillera thank you, you have made a great choice.

Movie Master thank you for your appreciation and vote.

Sunshine625 thank you for your encouragement and vote. We all need to take time to look around and enjoy every moment we have.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on June 19, 2012:

Way to go Vellur!! I'm always in a hurry, I need to learn to slow down. Voted UP among others!

Movie Master from United Kingdom on June 19, 2012:

A beautiful message in your poem, loved this thank you and voted up

Lot Rillera from Philippines on June 18, 2012:

a nice poem vellur and voted up ! I choose not to hurry life, bacause we only live once, once it passed there's no turning back. thanks. Lot

Annie Fenn from Australia on June 18, 2012:

I love the flow and rhythm in this poem, it is beautifully written and conveys an important message. Once gone those moments can never be reclaimed. Lovely poetry with a message to ponder and take heed!! My votes and best wishes to you Vellur and sharing!!

Ruchira from United States on June 18, 2012:

wow...Nithya such a beautiful message conveyed via a poem.

loved it!!

many votes and sharing it across!!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 18, 2012:

leigh anns page thank you for your appreciation.

M K Paul thank you for stopping by and your vote.

M K Paul from India on June 17, 2012:

really awesome voted up

leigh anns page from New Jersey on June 17, 2012:

Nicely written and so true. Enjoy the simple things now and then before life passes by

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 17, 2012:

teaches12345 thank you, the little things are so very important and fill our lives with joy. Thanks for the vote too.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 17, 2012:

chris53 thank you, the secret is to enjoy each and every moment in life. Thanks for the vote and sharing too.

dmop that is great and the way to go. Thank you for the wonderful comments and vote.

Vincent Moore that is really wonderful, thank you.

CloudExplorer yes it is good to stop and enjoy life every now and then, thank you, thanks for the vote and sharing too.

Gypsy Rose Lee thank you for your appreciation and vote.

Jo Goldsmith11 thank you for your appreciation and wonderful comments.

billybuc thank you, you made my day.

dotty1 thanks for stopping by.

DAWNEMARS thank you for stopping by and your vote too.

Docmo, those words do make a lot of difference in our lives. "I love you dad" are best words ever and beats all the rest. Thank you.

Dianna Mendez on June 17, 2012:

Boy, did my conscious jump when as I read this. I have been trying to do so many things an missing the little things that are so important. Thanks for your reminder. Voted way up!

Mohan Kumar from UK on June 17, 2012:

Five words of wisdom, five words that ask you to slow down, Five words that go deep, think steep and may make us weep. Nithya, your five words ( are you in a hurry?) are the best five words I've heard today. (I did hear better four words - which was #I love you Dad# but that's another story, another poem.

DAWNEMARS from The Edge of a Forest in Europe on June 17, 2012:

This is so true. When is the time to stop and look at the view? Voted up and Awesome.

dotty1 from In my world on June 17, 2012:

Brilliant poem, really enjoyed reading this

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 17, 2012:

Very nicely written and a powerful message! Well done!

Jo_Goldsmith11 on June 17, 2012:

This is fantastic! What a great poem! How true it is. I really enjoyed reading this, It is a pleasure to pass it along. Thank you for such a great life lesson within this beautifully written poem. :)

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 17, 2012:

Voted up and awesome. This is a fantastic poem and expresses how we look at life so well. In our younger days we are always in a hurry to get ahead and when mid-life comes we want to go back and begin again.

Mike Pugh from New York City on June 17, 2012:

I like rushing only to beat time, but it is good to stop every now and then to see the surroundings, and to enjoy the environment, and to feel as if you're actually a free spirit, and free person.

Then suddenly you snap out of that daydream, and back on the treadmill because consequences have added up to you being forced into situations that stress you further. Yup I am definitely someone who's experienced all that you've pointed out, but I have had a differing experience many years back, and even recently.

I meditated for 2 years straight when I was in the US Navy, and it took my mind away from the rat race, and placed it into a different world all together.

Today I own a web designers business, work from home, and I'm definitely not stressed, and so I've learned to slow down to give my life a better out look, and I have a smarter grip on it all today as opposed to years back when I we're young & dumb.

Awesome poem here, this hub brings back many thoughts and recollections for sure, cool stuff!! Vellur

Voted up and shared way beyond.........

Vincent Moore on June 17, 2012:

I was a very active running about young man and then when I became adult I found out I had many responsibilities in my life to take care of. I started to do many things in moderation. As I grew into a recent senior I now have found total maturity and reflect back on my life and thank my creator for allowing me to reach this plateau of living. Now I scribe with pride and thankfulness. Peace and blessings to you my friend.

dmop from Cambridge City, IN on June 17, 2012:

I get in a bit of a hurry at times, but I do just stop and enjoy the moment pretty often as well. I owe that to the stories I have paid close attention to of those who wish they had more often. Lovely poem; voted up, useful, and awesome.

Ann-Christin from UK on June 17, 2012:

You are right we spend our lives hurrying on to the next moment then we get to a certain age and look back and wish we had slowed down and enjoyed the moment we had. Lovely poem voted up and sharing.

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