Pressing Play

May 15, 2008
By Victoria Hayes, Destrehan, LA

Pressing Play

Well, granddaughter, I can tell you:
Life ain’t a remote.
No fast forwarding it to skip parts,
No rewinding it to reminisce ‘bout ‘um,
No pressing pause and pickin’ up on it later,
No changing what’s happening if you’re not liking it,
And no switching the batteries if time runs out.

But, little girl, while your batteries are still running,
Get out there and do anything your heart desires,
Mute out the parts you wish never happened,
And turn up the volume on those memories you want forever.
Sweetie, while your batteries are still running,
Live for today, not what happened yesterday
And not for what might happen the next day.


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