"I Choose to LIVE!"

I could have danced with the stars.
I could have dreamed a millenium.
But I gave it all up for LIFE;
A song to its own rhythm,
A heart to its own beat.
And the reward has been sweet.

I could have drowned in the sea.
I could have forsaken my everything,
For what I thought my everything was,
It was nothing I wanted it to be.
My everything is now,
And I realized this somehow.

I could have slept for forever.
I could have given up, given in.
But I refuse to just waste away.
I choose to LIVE!
I live for myself, for love,
for my everything, the one high above.

© Copyright NMJ 2011

Poem on photo written by me. Photo taken and edited by me. NMJ Photography
Poem on photo written by me. Photo taken and edited by me. NMJ Photography | Source

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Comments 18 comments

Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

Celebrating life with beautiful words.


will345davis 5 years ago

I really enjoyed this. Your use of words is impeccable. Great job.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Wow, this was wonderfully inspiring and I also love your original poem/photo at the end. It's very professional and stunning the way you superimposed the words onto the photo. Voted up, useful, beautiful awesome and interesting.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

NICOLE MARIE JORDAN, this was beautiful. Your very talented!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

A very inspiring scribe penned with inspiration from a talented poet. Well done, I felt your words.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

If one doesn't think of their self then predators will.;)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks everyone for the awesome comments and a few new faces thanks for stopping by. I will check out your hubs as well.

Happyboomer, I'm glad you liked my photo. I did a few pieces like that with a poem on them. I hope to do more.

Acer..remember, the predator can also be yourself.


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Hi Nikki.

You could have done a lot of things, but what i see in your poem is that instead of "could" you "did" believe in yourself, you "did" believe in life and you "did" believe in high above.

More people should read deep into your poems and see what you are feeling.

LOL Ghaelach


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks so much ghaelach. the could haves are bad things here, i could have given up, i could have died, I could have stayed lost in my dreams in the past, trying to keep something that never was, I could have given up reality for a false sense of happiness, but i chose to live and be happy for real. and enjoy life rather than let it pass me by. well its still passing by as i havent really started doing what i would like to do with my life but thats a different story. lol


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

I am back I guess jus for a lil bit my writing is very shakey lately cant grab hold of my muse. This is beautiful sunshine I love the image and poetry combined very nice.

bella


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank u bella. yea i havent been writing much lately either. and i have been lazy. lol


JadedLove 5 years ago

Absolutely beautiful. What is up with the laziness? I feel the same way. I can't feel the light within. This is wonderful


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

just been busy and tired all the time with work. i just wanna get home and relax.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Wow, a great hub, Nikki! I love the Pro-Life vibe! Self-affirming and life-affirming stuff. It's what the strongest of us have, the drive to stay on top of things and not let crap build up in our lives. Love this, Nikki!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks cheeky. yea i throw some good positive poetry in with that dark and sad poetry every now and then. lol. hey any progress on my vamp novella?


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Wow, stunningly beautiful!


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

You could have..but wtf, what you DID was great :)

Awesome as always.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks acaetnna, just like you!

blaise yes to live is always the greater choice, no matter how bad it seems, it gets better, so dont throw in the rope just quite yet.

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