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Poem: "Enjoy Today"

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Summary of poem

Enjoy today is a poem about life throwing a slam dunk when you least expect it. It forces one to look at life differently.

Discovering a new path to reach his destiny.

Enjoying each moment life has to offer him. Taking nothing for granted.

"Don't Take Life for Granted" by Brian Mallery

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"Enjoy Today"

Like a ping pong ball
bouncing back and forth,
life throws a slam dunk
when he least expects it.

Forcing him to play a different hand,
reshuffling the cards,
finding a new pathway
to reach his destiny.

As his best laid plans hit a brick wall
waking him with a jolt,
he takes nothing for granted,
making the most of each moment.

"If Today Was Your Last Day" by Nickelback

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 10, 2020:

AngelaJJ

I love most of Nickelback's songs.

It is a wake up call...finding that new skill can be challenging.

I suppose one should live life like it is his last moments so he will not be disappointed.

AngelaJJ on September 08, 2020:

Nice poem.

I guess that is when we discover we have a whole new skill- when life gives us that "wake up moment"

I particularly like the other videos you added-"If Today Was Your Last Day" by Nickelback is one of my all time favorite songs :)

Thanks for sharing!

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

Prithviraj,

Thank you so much.

Have a wonderful day.

Prithviraj Shirole from India on September 07, 2020:

Nice poem on life. Enjoyed reading it.

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

Lorna,

Sometimes finding a new pathway is difficult but it is certainly worth trying.

Hope is the best attitude to find.

Thank you for reading.

Have a great day.

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

Ankita,

Thank you.

It warms my heart when others love my work.

Have a great day.

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

Sankhajit,

Thank you so much!

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

Rosina,

Thank you.

Trying to find the positive attitude toward difficult moments is the most rewarding.

Have a wonderful day.

Lorna Lamon on September 07, 2020:

It's learning from all those bad experiences that life brings our way, and finding a different path, is what makes us stronger. Your poem is full of life and hope Brenda - well written.

Ankita B on September 06, 2020:

Beautiful poem with a deep and powerful message. I loved it.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on September 06, 2020:

nice one to read...

Rosina S Khan on September 06, 2020:

It is good that despite all challenges, the man makes the most of each moment. I am glad it ends on a positive note. Lovely poem, Brenda. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 06, 2020:

Liz,

Thank you for reading.

Have a great weekend.

Liz Westwood from UK on September 06, 2020:

This poem conveys a powerful and telling message.