A Life Worth Living


Challenge the limits you set for yourself

When you were too tired to predict the consequences

Examine the desperation behind daily darkness

A poisonous buildup within a practice of working through lunch

And the costly decision to pay for drinks instead of doctors


Take out dusty dreams of driving to the mountains

Replace well-worn excuses of work with play

Buy time to belt your favorite love song

Reserve cash for luxurious lunches

And prioritize health above another promotion


Don't miss the glory within daily drudgery

by requiring regret

in case Time's progress presents a fatal accident


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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

When reading this last night, I had taken it as a negative piece, but today I see it as the Carpe Diem that it is. It's easy to get caught up in the tedious bull shit of life and poems like this are a good reminder that we need to make sure that we have a life worth living despite that tedious bullshit (or if you can manage it, including it). Anything that reminds me of the David Foster Wallace speech "This is Water" is a good to have in my book.

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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

My son asked me why we're here, alive, what was our purpose? He's 11. He was like, you work to make money to live, then you die. I was like... you have to discover your purpose. You're too young to know it. He was like, that IS my purpose, to work, to make money, and to die.

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