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Why Not?

Life’s a goblet.
Why not drink?


Life’s the ocean.
Why not surf?

Life’s a cliff.
Why not imagine the utter freedom of the fall?

Life’s a couch.
Why not sit?

Life’s a microphone.
Why not pick it up and sing?

Life’s a pen.
Why not write?

Life’s a computer.
Why not click the mouse?

Life’s a camera.
Why not snap a picture?

Life’s the catchy tune in the club.
Why not dance?

Life’s a journey.
Why not buckle up and get ready for the ride?
It’s going to take you along,
Anyway.





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Writerzhand said...
Sept. 9, 2009 at 8:31 pm
N.e.a.t.o. I love it.
I'm a sucker for metaphors.
Such a nerd.
 
unearthlyhaphazard replied...
Sept. 10, 2009 at 4:26 pm
Thank you a ton, Writerzhand. I don't think you're a nerd.
 
Writerzhand replied...
Sept. 11, 2009 at 4:05 pm
Thanks I love the little tid bit you put at the top. Its life, you're gonna have to live it any way
 
unearthlyhaphazard said...
Aug. 8, 2009 at 12:16 am
The ending is my favorite part, too. Thanks for the comment, TheUnknownGuest, and I'm glad you liked it!
 
TheUnknownGuest said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 5:50 pm
AWESOME!! I really like it! I like how you added... what u did.... to the end!! I enjoyed it!!
 
unearthlyhaphazard said...
Aug. 5, 2009 at 5:46 pm
I'm honored that you think so, tigeress3! Nice pun!
 
tigeress3 said...
Aug. 5, 2009 at 3:51 pm
This one is good enough to be in the magazine. It's springy and full of life ('scuse the pun)
 
unearthlyhaphazard said...
Jul. 27, 2009 at 4:52 pm
Thank you, CreativeHero77! BTW, you're welcome for the comment on yours.
 
CreativeHero77 said...
Jul. 24, 2009 at 2:39 am
Very cute. I absolutely love any type of writing that has to do with life. This poem is so true. I love your writing! Thanks again for commenting on mine :) -Maytal
 
unearthlyhaphazard said...
Jul. 24, 2009 at 1:47 am
Thank you, SilverDawn and one_of_a_kind_girl! That's very nice of both of you to say.
 
SilverDawn said...
Jul. 21, 2009 at 10:58 pm
haha, that was cute, casual, and amusing. your voice in writing is strong and good humour is great (:
 
one_of_a_kind_girl said...
Jul. 18, 2009 at 4:47 am
I love the message! I wish everyone could read this poem so you can remind all of us how to live.
 
unearthlyhaphazard said...
Jul. 16, 2009 at 5:35 pm
Thanks, His-Bright-Green-Eyes! I just thought of random, ordinary things to use as metaphors, really.
 
His-Bright-Green-Eyes... said...
Jul. 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm
This is really god. I like the line "Life's a couch. Why not sit?" that one is a good line. I like all of it though. Very good!! Keep up the good work!
 
unearthlyhaphazard said...
Jun. 23, 2009 at 11:44 pm
Sara, thanks so much for your comment! The metaphors I just got looking around my room. I'm really glad that my poem has had a pretty big effect on you. That's the message I wanted to convey, and I'm happy to hear that I conveyed it!
 
SaraB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 23, 2009 at 2:13 am
I love the metaphors. This poem actually had a pretty big effect on me since I've been kind of apathetic about life lately. Thanks for the comment!
 
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