Carpe Diem

“Seize the day!” my mother said.
“Seize the day—you’ll soon be dead!”
“Oh, for heaven’s sake,” said Dad,
“Willie is a proper lad.
Why should Willie seize the day?
Plan ahead is what I say.”
While they argued with each other,
My dear dad and my dear mother,
I slipped out and went to play.
So, I guess, I seized the day!

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Carpe Diem”

Posted on February 28, 2018, in light verse, Midweek Motif, poetry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Aw…such a sweet seizing!!

  2. Love this! And knowing you, you seize every day with gusto. :=D

  3. Ah, wise child! Like the children speaking out right now, to make the world a saner place. And I do mean saner.

  4. Lovely!

  5. Aw. This is cute, but full of good wisdom. Let us learn from our kids.

  6. Beverly Crawford

    Well, what a clever, happy little poem. I loved every minute of it!

  7. Like all your other comments I too thought what a bouncy positive poem this was. I loved it.

  8. Fun. A child solves the dilemma!

  9. Hopefully we can do a bit of both. And a true childhood of laughter and playing is a great start!

  10. Good one! We should all go out and play more often.

  11. Haha! Right. Good one! 🙂

  12. As only a child can seize.

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