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
No prequels yet. Why not write one?
No sequels yet. Why not write one?
Comments (2 so far!)
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.
- #3491 Posted 3 years ago
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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