Why Not?

May 31, 2009
By unearthlyhaphazard GOLD, N/A, New York
unearthlyhaphazard GOLD, N/A, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."~W. Somerset Maugham


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.

The author's comments:
I just wanted this to be something inspirational about life. Like, why not live it happily? You're going to have to live it anyway.

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on Sep. 11 2009 at 4:05 pm
Writerzhand GOLD, Ball Ground, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
I wanna carry a piece of who I was before so when I hit the wall, I REALLY hit the wall.

Thanks I love the little tid bit you put at the top. Its life, you're gonna have to live it any way

on Sep. 10 2009 at 4:26 pm
unearthlyhaphazard GOLD, N/A, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."~W. Somerset Maugham

Thank you a ton, Writerzhand. I don't think you're a nerd.

on Sep. 9 2009 at 8:31 pm
Writerzhand GOLD, Ball Ground, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
I wanna carry a piece of who I was before so when I hit the wall, I REALLY hit the wall.

N.e.a.t.o. I love it.

I'm a sucker for metaphors.

Such a nerd.

on Aug. 8 2009 at 12:16 am
unearthlyhaphazard GOLD, N/A, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."~W. Somerset Maugham

The ending is my favorite part, too. Thanks for the comment, TheUnknownGuest, and I'm glad you liked it!

on Aug. 7 2009 at 5:50 pm
TheUnknownGuest GOLD, Woodbridge, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
I can't remember it clearly, but it went something like this:

"The past is the past, the future is the furture. But now, now is like a gift, which is why it is called present."

AWESOME!! I really like it! I like how you added... what u did.... to the end!! I enjoyed it!!

on Aug. 5 2009 at 5:46 pm
unearthlyhaphazard GOLD, N/A, New York
15 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."~W. Somerset Maugham

I'm honored that you think so, tigeress3! Nice pun!

on Aug. 5 2009 at 3:51 pm
tigeress3 PLATINUM, Dayton, Ohio
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This one is good enough to be in the magazine. It's springy and full of life ('scuse the pun)

on Jul. 27 2009 at 4:52 pm
unearthlyhaphazard GOLD, N/A, New York
15 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."~W. Somerset Maugham

Thank you, CreativeHero77! BTW, you're welcome for the comment on yours.

on Jul. 24 2009 at 2:39 am
CreativeHero77 BRONZE, Fort Collins, Colorado
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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

on Jul. 24 2009 at 1:47 am
unearthlyhaphazard GOLD, N/A, New York
15 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."~W. Somerset Maugham

Thank you, SilverDawn and one_of_a_kind_girl! That's very nice of both of you to say.

on Jul. 21 2009 at 10:58 pm
SilverDawn GOLD, Burnaby, Other
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haha, that was cute, casual, and amusing. your voice in writing is strong and good humour is great (:

on Jul. 18 2009 at 4:47 am
one_of_a_kind_girl GOLD, N/A, California
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I love the message! I wish everyone could read this poem so you can remind all of us how to live.

on Jul. 16 2009 at 5:35 pm
unearthlyhaphazard GOLD, N/A, New York
15 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."~W. Somerset Maugham

Thanks, His-Bright-Green-Eyes! I just thought of random, ordinary things to use as metaphors, really.

on Jul. 15 2009 at 3:17 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

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!

on Jun. 23 2009 at 11:44 pm
unearthlyhaphazard GOLD, N/A, New York
15 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."~W. Somerset Maugham

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. GOLD said...
on Jun. 23 2009 at 2:13 am
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

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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