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Don't Waste Time

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Don't waste time is a poem about how she goes about her day. She plans out each step of her day with her thoughts cluttered.

She rushes through life so quickly with her to do list that she forgets to just enjoy each moment.

She thinks she has more time, but it could be her last moments.

No one ever knows how much time he has left.


"Let's Make Every Moment Count" by Diana Ross

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Don't Waste Time

Lost in the misty fog

of her day,

trying to find

a path to travel.


Her mind cluttered in thought

jumbled with misconceptions,

paving out a trail

planning each step along the way.


Forgetting to make the most

of each moment

thinking she has more time,

perhaps,

it is only one more day.

"Don't Waste Your Time - A Thought Provoking Speech" by The Outcome "Music : Mistakes - Whitesand"by

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 16, 2020:

Denise,

Thank you so much.

Yes, he is doing good.

We are battling stage 4 lung cancer which hit us out of left field.

It definitely makes one pay attention to each moment.

Take time out to enjoy life.

Have a great day.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on November 16, 2020:

Wow, I'm so sorry. Did he pull through? I hope you are staying safe and well.

Blessings,

Denise

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 09, 2020:

Nithya,

Thank you.

We all need to realize we dont know how much time we have left.

Take care.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on November 09, 2020:

A great reminder to enjoy every moment of our lives and cherish each moment.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 08, 2020:

Denise,

Thank you.

I have been reminded alot lately since my boyfriend was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer when he was rushed to hospital july 31 having strokes.

He had no symptoms...we had absolutely no idea.

Time is too short.

We should all remember to enjoy each moment, but even now I find myself piled up with things to do...and I forget to relax and enjoy.

So please try to take time out and enjoy your life.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on November 08, 2020:

These are words to live by for sure. I often forget to sing, to dance, to enjoy each moment. Thanks for the reminder.

Blessings,

Denise

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 08, 2020:

Miebakagh,

You are welcome.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on November 08, 2020:

Brenda, agreed and thanks.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 07, 2020:

Miebakagh,

It may be best to budget time but please remember to try to enjoy each moment as you are doing so...we only get one life.

We don't know when that last second will be upon us.

Enjoy life.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 07, 2020:

Pamela,

Thank you.

It is so true...we may not get that second chance.

Cherish each moment...even if it is difficult.

It is so hard later to think to ourselves..wish I would have.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 07, 2020:

Rosina,

It is difficult to just make the most if each moment. I know we all try...but things get jumbled.

Keep trying to relax and breathe...take each moment as it is and know you can enjoy it.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 07, 2020:

Shauna,

You are so right!

But we tend to think there is always tomorrow.

Hopefully what we do in this life will be enough...without any regreats.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 07, 2020:

Peggy,

Thank you.

We all should try to slow down.

We really don't know how much time we have left.

I should know better...since I have been battling a brain tumor since 2006 and now my boyfriend has stage 4 lung cancer without any symptoms until he had strokes.

Life can catch one off guard.

Stay safe & enjoy life.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 07, 2020:

Our time passes so quickly, and your poem stresses how we should slow down to savor each moment before it is gone.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on November 07, 2020:

We never know when our number will be called, Brenda. We owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to make the most of each day. Make each moment count so there are no regrets in the end.

Rosina S Khan on November 07, 2020:

Yes, Brenda, you should rest more. Live moment to moment and relish each moment. I try to do it myself but I find it hard but try again and again.

Thanks for sharing the poem with a moral.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 07, 2020:

I relly like this poem, Brenda. Time can slip away so easily, so making each day count is important. Sometimes you may not get another chance to say something to someone or do something if you let time slip past you.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on November 07, 2020:

Brenda, time lost is gone forever. To think about that lost time, and trying to recap it is the best way to worry. So it is best to budget certain amount of time within the 24-hour circle for work, leisure, play, relaxation, and rest. If these cannot be meet, shame to that soul.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 07, 2020:

Bill,

Thank you for stopping by for a read.

I imagine you keep yourself moving. I don't think your doggies would let you sit and pine the day away.

Rest....that's what I been missing. I think I need a bit more of that.

Take care.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 07, 2020:

A very nice reminder to make our time left count. I'm pretty much a doer. I don't like to sit idly during the day. However, evenings are a different matter. I pretty much shut things down by six. A man has to rest, right? :)

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 07, 2020:

John,

Thank you.

I try my best to appreciate and enjoy the moments, but when it comes to getting things done I sometimes put things off until the last minute.

Have a great day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 07, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you.

That is a reminder I need to heed myself...

not stressing out on the everyday mundane, but finding those moments of joy within each day.

Well said!

Glad you liked this one.

Have a wonderful day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 07, 2020:

Liz,

Thank you so much! It is a great feeling to know your words touch another person.

Have a great day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 07, 2020:

Lora,

Thank you.

I am glad you enjoyed that video.

When I came across it on YouTube I knew it was perfect for this poem.

They always say dont pit off until tomorrow what you can do today...but I think alot of us do.

Take care.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 07, 2020:

I used to be a procrastinator, but as I get older I realise just how short life is and we never know how long we have left. Now I try to do things sooner rather than later, but still take the time to enjoy the process. Good poem.

Lorna Lamon on November 07, 2020:

I think our time is limited so we should spend it well and make each moment count, after all this isn't a rehearsal, this is our reality. A wonderful poem which made me think about the importance of not stressing out on the everyday mundane, but finding those moments of joy within each day, and appreciating them. Loved this one Brenda.

Liz Westwood from UK on November 06, 2020:

This definitely resonates with me and I would imagine with many others too. It's a well-written poem that captures a situation and leaves readers with a thought-provoking message.

Lora Hollings on November 06, 2020:

A wonderful poem, Brenda, that reminds us of the importance of each moment. We can actually shorten our lives if we don't realize how quickly our time on this earth passes. If you want to do something, don't put it off but do it now because you never know how much time you have left. Your poem serves as a very good reminder. I really liked your video too. Time is now!