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Carpe Diem



And you might miss it

A sacred slice of time

(Perhaps you’ll best understand

as I share my thoughts in rhyme)


You could’ve

You should’ve

You would’ve

Yet when will the moment arrive?

Grab your chance today

While blessedly alive



And you might miss it

That gesture you’ve postponed

Do it now, now, now

(It can only come from you, and you alone)



And you might miss it

Sunset’s parting rays

There will never ever be

Another one like this day



Keep your eyes wide open

There’s much to see and do

Precious gifts to seize

Custom designed for me and you

Originally from New York City but currently living in Toronto, Canada, CHANA PERMAN is a Jewish poet, mother and learning strategies instructor. She holds a Master’s Degree in special education, and has worked in that field for 25 years. Her cherished roles as mother, teacher and guidance consultant provide inspiration and material for her writing, both prose and poetry.

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