Poem -

WASTED

WASTED

I don't want to be wasted...

I don't want to waste away my life...

I don't want my life to be wasted...

I don't want to be wasted all my life...

I've been contemplating

D & D...

To cleanse this vehicle that transports me...

From A... To... B...

Float like a butterfly 

On the thermals in your mind ...

Dive like a turtle 

On the seventh wave of time...

It all ticks around 

Sooner than we'll know...

Just try and stick around and see

What it has to show...

As a spark we're born 

And the flames of youth rise higher...

If we are fortunate 

We'll get to tend our fire...

Don't let your embers die

Allow the air to flow on through...

Keep your eternal flame 

Within your windows , shining on to...

The light of the new day

Who knows what it may dawn...

Age is a luxury 

Over which we have no control...

Wasteful emotions and actions

May account for nought...

It's about whether your soul has lived 

And whether you have been sold or bought...

Every milestone tells a chapter of your (life's) story 

Every corner is a verse...

Every dream is a concept or at least another page...

Every moment is a word...

I don't want to be wasted...

I don't want to waste away my life...

I don't want my life to be wasted...

I don't want to be wasted all my life...

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linda wright

strong words good poetry linda keeep writing

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BLAKE FLOYD

Thanks very much Linda,

Kind, positive words ...

And I will... I will...

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Deborah Evans

Hi  Blake Enjoyed your piece reads like a song 
Good awareness write 
Welcome to Cosmo Look forward to reading more of your work
Best wishes Debs 
 

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BLAKE FLOYD

Hi Debs,

Thank you for your words and your welcome... This is a great site!

And yeah you are right... This is a song idea I've written and rewritten for many years now and it never felt right and recently I wrote this kind of stream of consciousness middle section and it feels like it's almost there... Some songs/poems/concepts are a bit like life, you've just got to live it and keep working at it ... 

I will be uploading some more poems / songs please look out for them...         Equally I look forward to reading through your work... 

Many thanks again all the very best!

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Leah Cabael Yodico

Hi Blake,  welcome to Cosmo. There is nothing to waste in life ## time is of the essence in every step of the way!!  Nice ink!!  I enjoyed very much 

Xoxo 

Leah 

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BLAKE FLOYD

Hi Leah,

Many thanks for your welcome and your cool, kind and positive words!

This is a great site!

I look forward to reading your work... X

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BLAKE FLOYD

Yeah it is... I've got a definite melodic structure / rhythm to it, yet I've yet to put any chords / music to it, as I mentioned in reply to Deborah, I've been rewriting it for years, and only fairly recently added the more poetic style mid section to it ... Hence I uploaded it here... 

And thanks to all of your positive feedback, I am inspired to work on it musically this weekend!

So again many thanks to you and all!!!

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BLAKE FLOYD

Hi Rui,

Much appreciated... Many Thanks!

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