Seize Now

Fay Slimm.



Seize Now.


Our written past we darken
when in looking back we search
for its unpardoned errors

which turn on the many.

Our day-bed of rest is wasted
by rephrasing each gone attempt
to communicate self-hood

either for or against.

But waking we best seize Now
with both hands raised ready to
dart lax offence-guilt

and let love have its head.

We make Kings from deceit,
Lords out of treachery then
Queens from hurt feelings

if real feels unsteady.

Stalking the past, thoughtful
marks gems from awareness
and scatters fresh stardust

over falsehood's regret.

Our written record tho' smeared
with error is preferably seen
as a learning curve given

that appears Heaven-sent.


  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 6th, 2020 04:26
  • Comment from author about the poem: This piece of writing arrived after reading the inspiring quote above
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 36
  • User favorite of this poem: MaddieJ.
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  • Lorna

    So optimistic Fay but sometimes the past just looks better than Now.........

    • Fay Slimm.

      Too true dear Lorna - that sometimes the past can keep us going when things look so cold and challenging - - - thank you for stopping by for a read of Seize Now.

      • Lorna

        It's always a pleasure to stop by......... you are so consistently good!

      • orchidee

        Doh! That's me problem then. I always opt for 'too late'. heehee. Such is life. As I say, by the time I found out what 'Carpe Diem' meant, there was only 'too late' left. If only I had improved my French (??) lol.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Well make up your mind to choose Now the next time dear friend.

        • dusk arising

          The past surely is a bounty, a treasure which brought is to here and we may finger its jewels as we allow them to twinkle in our eyes reflecting the light of today and tomorrow when it comes. Yes, a treasure we share along the way with those who will draw near to us.

          • Fay Slimm.

            This lovely comment reads like a poem in itself D.A. -- thanking you so much for your thoughts on Seize Now.

          • Neville

            another perfect title to introduce the body of a poem that is itself quite amazingly well constructed and full of appropriate insights and truth ....

            • Fay Slimm.

              Good to know you find the piece on Seize Now insightful and appropriate mon ami - - - ya spoil me ya know....... but I like it I do....... thanking you masses for all your encouragement.................x

            • MaddieJ

              Such a powerful message you write. I needed this relatable poem so thank you for posting Fay! Your work is always such a pleasure to consume. I was just thinking about these concepts the other day. How the past is what keeps us going right now since we have so little surety over what will happen next. I was also contemplating how little we can trust the media and our information sources these days. "We make Kings from deceit,
              Lords out of treachery then
              Queens from hurt feelings" This is absolutely true......

              • Fay Slimm.

                Sincere Thank yous dear Maddie for not only stopping by for a read but contributing this encouraging comment - so good to know that my few words on Seize Now were able to help in some way.

              • Goldfinch60

                We look back and see those errors in our lives but those errors have added to our experience as we now move forward with a better sense of knowledge and happiness.
                Don’t look back - look forward into our better life to come.


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