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The Very Now

Time beyond
The very now–
The you and I,
The terribly alone–
Is pure imagination,
A fairytale.

The happily ever after
You think you have with her
Is baseless speculation.
By definition
Tomorrow is not yet real.

But every moment with us is now.
Now is forever.

The heavy breath on breath
Is the current event.
The mad desire
Guiding my hands
Breaks the headline news
On the strength of a hot tip.
I never reveal my sources.

What matters your ring?

Life is not a circle:
The push of birth forces it oblong,
And the world closes in on us all.
So love me now
Before the night implodes.
Regret is tomorrow’s child.


So this NaPoWriMo Day 1, the challenge of writing a poem a day for the month of April. Yay! The NaPoWriMo prompt for today was to write a carpe diem poem, so this was my attempt.

Check out this list of my poet friends who are also doing the poem-a-day challenge. Visit them and cheer them on! Contact me if you want to be added to the list.

© Sweepy Jean and Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World, 2012.



Comments on: "The Very Now" (32)

  1. Sweepy – I enjoyed this. Living in the moment. A ponderous state that applies to so many things. Well done.

  2. The depth is there.Better to live here and now.You shouldn´t be anxious what tomorrow brings…

  3. Carpe diem indeed! Loved this! The imagery and passion was so fresh and vivid.

  4. This was filled with fresh pain, poetry, remembered love and luscious warnings. What a way to start off NaPoWriMo! Loved it Sweepy! You will get the last laugh! 😉

  5. Great start, Adriene. You met your challenge and then some. Looking forward to what’s to come.

  6. Janaki Nagaraj said:

    The moment is now, if you do not grab it you will lose it….everything is so fleeting. Beautifully saidl

  7. Now is what matters, lovely sentiments and absolutely true. Tomorrow never comes and yesterday is past so live now.


  8. Absolutely Fabulous poetry. Every line has a deep ring to it – both in rhythm and meaning. Very very nice!

  9. Great concept for a poem Adriene. A celebration of the now! Hope you can fulfill your NaPoWriMo challenge. Take it a now at a time! : ^ )

  10. OK no fair. Passion and philosophy together and expertly executed. Smokin’ and I need a drink.

    Curious to see how you gonna follow this.


  11. WOOOOOO HOOOOO… Yesterday is gone….. today is here….. Tomorrow not seen…..Ahhhhhhh I love it……way to go Sweepy…. I have faith …you will do GREAT…. As always…XOXOXOXO

  12. Hello Sweepy.
    Love the imagery and flow of this. Carpe Diem indeed! Nice one to kickstart the event. Good luck!
    Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for adding me to the participants list. We’re all going to need each other’s support & encouragement to make it to the finish line!

    Day1: The Attraction…

  13. Great first poem for the month! I’m giving it a go too. Let’s cheer each other on!
    I’ve posted my first one here: http://chrisgalvinwriter.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/driveway-haiku/ The photo is from Tina Nguyen, with her haiku, and I posted my own in response underneath.

  14. To live in the now, for today only, such a difficult thing to do but you seized the day and stayed within it. Yea…

  15. Good attempt.

    Wish u all d very best sweeps!


  16. Fantastic! Regret is tomorrow’s child …that’s a line I’m going to remember while I seize the day!

  17. So very true…never take today for granted…tomorrow may never show up. Great poem Sweepy!

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