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Prose - Do You Wave As Life Passes You By?

Updated on November 23, 2011

Do the lines on your face
Translate to a worth
That you let society erase?
Or are they the path
To a new place
Where age cannot hold you back?
Has time passed you by
As you stand in the driveway
Waving as they cry?
Was passion set adrift
Stolen by youth
With maturity their solemn gift?
Are you content
To observe others laugh
As their youth is callously spent?
Will you ever cry out
As you once did
When love knew no doubt?
Will you let yourself go
And forget the lifelessness
That envelops you so?
The time has come
To observe no boundaries
To be what you can become
A life receiving force
A love giving flower
Granting your place its divorce
Until God calls you home
You must live
As freedom does roam
In harmony within
Rejecting all without
To be born again
Not as one who waits
But as one who arrives
Clutching your own fate
With expectant hope
And fond memories
As with your true self you elope

I ask you now
Does your heart beat?
Let it
Do you dream at night?
Remember it
Do you long for something?
Do it
Do you love someone?
Show it
Is someone hurting you?
Forget it
Will no one listen to you?
Express it
Do you breath?
Savor it
Do you have a life?
Live it


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      Mark Lecuona 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @V - Well I was just trying to keep up with you! Thank you...

      @Tom - I truly appreciate your comment. I'm just trying to inspire people who think life is over for them. It doesn't have to be that way....

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      I like these lines:

      "To be what you can become

      A life receiving force

      A love giving flower

      Granting your place it’s divorce"

      That's where you are pushing the envelope. Breathtaking.

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      V Qisya 6 years ago

      @ Suburban poet Simply Beautiful!

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      Mark Lecuona 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Truckstop Sally - thank you. I actually added them later after I thought about the poem for a few hours. I decided the person I was speaking to needed some very straight forward ways to embrace my point... I was a bit concerned that I messed it up....

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      I love these last 10 lines are so. Very straight forward and simple. Your questions are dead-on. And the answers:

      Show it. Forget it. Express it . . . Live it.

      The only way to really live.

    • The Suburban Poet profile image
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      Mark Lecuona 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @WannaB - Then this is for you too because you should not exist only for a few visits from your children. I sometimes feel my Mother just waits and I want her to still have her life....

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Beautiful poem. So many older people, and I'm getting there, seem to put themselves on auto pilot, think they are of no use anymore, and sit back and read novels until they die unless their children are visiting them. I want to live until I die, and try to make a difference in someone's life.

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      Mark Lecuona 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you V and more to add...

      I feel the tide

      Of your wistful goodbyes

      I know I will be back

      Because the waves will rise

      To bring us together again

      Swirling the foamy seas

      Of memory and life

      As today I do not grieve

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      V Qisya 6 years ago

      @Suburban poet I totally agree with you ;D

      Here's a poem to share:

      Mom, dad, I knew I've made you seethe

      Sometimes, I do crazy things, you hardly believe;

      But,I do love you so much as long as I live

      The waves, maybe, the last I see you breathe.

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      Mark Lecuona 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @penny and V - Thank you. A friend told me of her mother waving to her as she drove away in tears; wondering if she would see her again. It is the same feeling when I leave after visiting my father. I hate the idea that they are marginalized and somehow what I do as a relatively young man is life and what they do is waiting for the end. I want them to live until the final breath.

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      V Qisya 6 years ago

      Wow,beautiful! It touches my heart. I love it ;D

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      pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Very powerful messages."Be what you can become". Freedom roams with harmony!! Beautiful and powerful poem! Thanks so much.

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