Posted in Daily Fires

‘Live’ she says

Death twitches my ear
‘Live’ she says
– paths of meaning

Chasing a paycheck, constantly checking our stocks, or emails,  worrying about some unimportant things…

We forget to enjoy ourselves, We forget to live.

With each day that passes by death creeps closer, but we push Lee further back until we have achieved somthing or paid of this or done that,

No matter what goes on in life there are always small moments to enjoy

Death twitches closer.
Live.

Posted in Daily Fires

Try to be alive

Try to be alive, You’ll be dead soon enough

Even before lockdowns were forced upon the world,
We would coast through life never really living,
Just going through the motions of getting through the workweek then not really doing much because we didn’t feel like it…

And with lockdowns, we sort of wanted to do the things we never really did when we could so we sat around hoping for things to change…

But regardless of work or lockdowns, no matter what you’re going through we can still live in the moments

You can still go home and appreciate the beauty of your partner, Take the time to taste your food, go for a walk without staring at your screen…

There are so many things that can snap us out of that mood of going through the motions, even a slightly different route home can do that…

Try to live, You’ll be dead soon enough

(I don’t know where the original quote was from but I saw it on the paths of meaning Instagram page)

Posted in Daily Fires

We don’t get to choose them

We don’t get to choose them

Our last words that is,

Death is inevitable, we know this.

But when and how we go we don’t know.

We all imagine or just me that we will have some heroic death and everyone around us will have some wise words passed on… our last ones.

But the chances of this happening are slim.

Roald Dahls last words were something sweet to his wife, until a nurse gave him some morphine and he uttered ‘Oh fuck’

The point is we dont get to choose how we go or what our last words will be,

So make sure you perform your duties heroically, make sure that you dont utter something stupid without thought or something you will regret.

Because we never know they could be our last

Posted in Daily Fires

We do not receive a life that is short

We do not receive a life that is short, but rather we make it so

Seneca

We make life short by being bored with the present and looking to future pleasures,

Wishing we could leap over the days that stand in between

2500 years ago this may have been the gladiator games, today football

Nothing has really changed.

We give our time freely to others, without taking time out for ourselves

And find that those days we couldn’t wait to arrive are gone faster than they came

And we lose days thinking to the pleasures of the night, and we lose the night dreading the day.

Over time when we look back, we realise that we have freely thrown the time given to us away and spent only little of it living or on ourselves.

Life is not short, our actions make it so.

Posted in Poetry

Crying your hear out

Cause all of the stars
Are fading away
Just try not to worry
You’ll see them some day
Take what you need
And be on your way
And stop crying your heart out

Just try not to worry
I’m one with the stars
I’ve been
And now I’ve gone
So be on your way
Life goes on
There isn’t much more to say

My time wasn’t cut short
My time was just right
I lived a good life
Now I’m one with the stars
I’m immortalized in time

Why would you cry your heart out
Move on, that ain’t the way to live
Just because I’ve faded away
From the life you know
Remember I got to follow lifes flow
Now I’m one with the stars
Immortalized in time

We’re all of us stars
We’re fading away
Just try not to worry
You’ll see us some day
Just take what you need
And be on your way
And stop crying your heart out

(Inspired by Oasis- Crying your heart out)