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Live Your Life-Make it Count

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

Live your life

Live your life

The following are poems in response to the prompt "Life" provided by Brenda Arledge.

Brenda Arledge is a talented poet and a dear friend who creates magic with her words through her poems. Her poems always reach out and touch the hearts of readers.

She inspires us to write with her prompts; thank you, Brenda, for inspiring me to write.

The wheels of life

It goes round and round

My heart beats

To every minute

Of its sound

Tick-tock of the clock

Counts the seconds

The minutes the hours

The wheels of life

Go round and round

The wheels of life

Make no sound

Slowly time catches up with you

Old age comes creeping too

Counting every second

Every minute every hour

Life slips through

The hands of the clock

Time flies

The race never ends

The wheels of life

Keep turning

My friend

Tick-Tock

Tick-Tock

Live Your Life-Make Your Choice

Life is what you make of it; choose to steer towards the right path.

Trapped between two hands of a clock

I know not how much time I have locked

I am searching for the only key

That can solve all the mysteries for me

I know time can only count

The seconds of my life

Following me around

Time cannot dictate how I live

How I care how I give

Life can be full of happiness and fun

One day at a time

You can turn things around

Spreading happiness, laughter, and cheer

The wheel of life is yours

If you choose to steer

Always choose

To steer towards

The righteous path

© 2021 Nithya Venkat

Comments

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 28, 2021:

Thank you Mary I am so glad you enjoyed reading my poem.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on April 27, 2021:

The Wheels of Life indeed never stops. You have captured so much of how we live. Enjoyed reading your poem.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 26, 2021:

Thank you for sharing an important message, Nithya. We need to make the most of every moment. We don’t know when our time on Earth will end.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 25, 2021:

Thank you, Lorna. Making the most of the time that we have left on earth has taken on a new meaning in this time of the pandemic.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 25, 2021:

Thank you, Pamela, for your visit and comments. Yes, time flies without waiting for anyone.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 25, 2021:

Thank you, John. Life is measured by time and that is just unfair.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 25, 2021:

Thank you Devika; life is precious so let us make the most of it.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 25, 2021:

Thank you Bill for your visit and comments. I will make it count my friend and I am happy you feel energized.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 25, 2021:

Thank you Misbah for your visit and appreciation. The right path is the best path.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 25, 2021:

Thank you Amara.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 25, 2021:

Thank you Brenda for your post, much appreciated and yes we should make life count and do our best in our time on planet earth.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 25, 2021:

Yes, FlourishAnyway none of us know, thank you for your visit.

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 25, 2021:

I loved your message and poetry. None of us know how much time we have left.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Nithya,

Sorry I missed this one last night.

The wheels of life certainly do spin fast.

One day we are young and before we realize it...old age springs up.

The hands on the clock keep turning & yet there is no sound warning us.

Time flies.

In your second poem, I love how you point out that time can only be there to count the number of your days.

It cannot tell you how to fill those days.

We can fill our days with happiness & giving. We can move in the direction for righteousness.

The wheel is ours to make.

Steer it well.

This is a very good write. I love your poems convey the message that time is precious, but it moves quickly.

We should make the best of each moment.

I posted a link onnthe word prompt article/ Week 10.

Amara from Pakistan on April 25, 2021:

It was a fun read.. I enjoyed reading it.. thanks for sharing it..

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 25, 2021:

Nithya, this is a very beautiful response to Brenda’s challenge. I like the message you conveyed through your poetry. Well written poems. As you said,

“Always choose

To steer towards

The righteous path “ ( the most powerful message)

Thanks a lot for sharing— much appreciated

Blessings and Peace

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 25, 2021:

Very inspiring, my friend, and your poetry is lovely. I feel energized after reading this, so I thank you for that.

Have a wonderful week ahead! Make it count!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 25, 2021:

Hi Nithya life is precious and time lost is never regained. Each second is precious to me. I live each day as it is. I can't go back or go forward if I do not live in the present. Your poem is beautiful about life.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 25, 2021:

Excellent poems Nithya. Life is certainly controlled by time. a very good response to Brenda's challenge.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 25, 2021:

I really like your poems about life, Brenda's prompt. I like how you used time to express how life moves on and how we should make the most of each minute. The poems are nicely written, Vellur.

Lorna Lamon on April 25, 2021:

Making the most of each moment has certainly taken on a new meaning for me. Your poems capture the essence of time and how it never stands still. Lovely poems and a great response to the prompt.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 25, 2021:

Thank you Liz for your visit and comments. The clock seems to take over our lives!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 25, 2021:

Thank you, Chitrangada, for your visit and appreciation. Time is precious, and we must make the most of it.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 24, 2021:

Great response to the word prompt challenge by Brenda!

You have conveyed some important messages through your poem!

Time is precious and each moment counts! It's up to us to make the most of it!

Thank you for sharing!

Liz Westwood from UK on April 24, 2021:

You have really captured the sense of time marching on in these poems about life. The clock in the background evokes a powerful atmosphere and is very relevant to life.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 24, 2021:

Thank you Sukhdev Shukla.

Sukhdev Shukla from Dehra Dun, India on April 24, 2021:

Great philosophy of Life, Nithya.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 24, 2021:

Time does pass quickly! I enjoyed readiing your pieces. You have the right attitude.

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