Alan .S. Jeeves

Carpe diem

And so the day in earnest comes,

She slowly starts to grow.

Then the daylight blush appears

And gently starts to show.

Just as the songbirds first awake

To serenade the air...

Digest the moment, listen well

Their voice spills everywhere.


As strands of brilliant light are born

To saturate the ground;

Creatures of the daytime stir

And deftly move around;

Watch them roused (unbeknownst to them)

And see them frisk and quest,

Remember soundly all you see...

Creation at its best.


When flowery blooms have made their debut

Here on nature's stage.

Their heads have lifted from their sleep

To pay you their homage.

Perfumed petals blazing brightly

Giving all they've got,

Note their beauty, air and grace

And so forget them not.



The mighty army ~ ancient oaks ~

Protect from rain and sun;

Stout and towering overhead

Their defence has now begun.

They creak and groan against the wind

Bending in the breeze...

Retain this aspect in your mind,

The visage of the trees.


In the sunshine you may walk

Beside the one you care for;

(Or talk and listen in the rain)

Embrace this time and therefore...

Applaud this day with all you heart

As daytime glow is cast;

Seize the day ~ carpe diem ~

This day may be your last.




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