Be you, Be now

i can’t wrap my head around you

any more than i can understand the

public posturing

of pompous politicians

who gloss over the issues

with ads about their opponents fallibility and hairline

don’t you understand that pocketing watches

does not save you time?

anymore than keeping up with the Jones(s)

or the Kardashians (as the case may be)

will ever make you Happy.

Always waiting, planning for the future

some day, one day….

as life passes you by.

Be you, be now!

What are you waiting for?

~Melanie Blackwell


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16 responses to “Be you, Be now

  1. yeseventhistoowillpass

    Well said! We have become a nation of sound bites and our leaders know it. Rather than explain anything they ce up with a phrase…. America for Americans… No taxes and more jobs… Stop the world I want to get off…

  2. Good morning – just got out of bed and getting ready to make breakfast and I thought I would jump on my reader for a quickie dose of words – this is fantabulous. The message is awesome and I must say that you managed to put the ‘K’ name in here – believe you me, in the media spent more time promoting the important things needing promoting in the world and less time on the K family, I think a dent – albeit, but one nonetheless – possibly be made. I will not even type their name, because I have to make breakfast and have no time to waste;)

  3. Well said!
    Speaking of pj’s , the pic of me in my pj’s will go back on FB!

  4. laurie27wsmith

    Politicians and press know that the majority of people are happy to be fed pap. They need to talk about the real issues and actually DO something about them. Although I’m not sure how many people will want to return to the rubbish they’ve been fed because it’s easier to digest.

  5. Reblogged this on Rethinking Life and commented:
    Here is a great poem by Melanie. Enjoy.

  6. I reblogged this. I love it. it’s right to the point and it’s fabulous. ❀

  7. Oh yes, to the point, between the eyes reality – excellent!! πŸ™‚

  8. nokindofmagic

    ’cause life won’t wait for you, my friend…

    good old Ozzy πŸ˜‰

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