~madeline~

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euphoria fashioned from stanzas of

disillusionment

est. 8.19.20

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madeline3.14159

'we meet no ordinary
people in our lives.'
~c.s. lewis~

Be A Liver

November 14, 2020

FREE WRITING

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How should we measure time that has passed? 
Minutes seem too trivial. 
Seconds move too quickly. 
Hours are too hard to swallow. 
Months are too confusing; they aren't even all the same length. 
By years then? Hours? Decades?
Should we even measure time at all? 
Do I really want to count my life away? 
If I can't enjoy this moment in life, what will I ever enjoy?
It seems just yesterday that I was striding confidently through the halls of elementary school, so proud of how mature I was. 
Now, I hold my breath and bite my tongue. 
I wait, hoping each second that time freezes. 
I no longer want to grow older. 
I want to stay in high school forever.
I want to keep learning about fascinating subjects, and meeting new friends, and writing about life. 
But I know that isn't possible. 
If I sit here dreading the next second, then nothing good will ever come of me. 
I will have spent my whole life trying in vain to keep time from passing. 
Similarly, dreaming about the privileges that are to come will only decrease the joy when they do happen. 
You will never enjoy your time because once you have passed one milestone, you are just longing for the next. 
So don't count the time that has passed in minutes, or seconds. 
Don't count the rest of your life in years or decades. 
Spend your time in the now. 
The life that has been given to you is a tool for your own use. 
Be a liver. Don't be a counter. 

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13 Comments
  • anemoia (#words)

    i really like this message. beautifully said. but i confess i can't think of anything but "liver" as in chicken liver pate when i read the title, i'm sorry. XD


    6 months ago
  • Laasya Kompella

    The message "Be a liver. Don't be a counter." is so beautifully conveyed through your writing.


    6 months ago
  • SunV

    Replying: I'm guessing reviewing would be too late... I won't get it until after the due date... Even a comment on anything I could improve on would be great though!


    8 months ago
  • BlueWolf (Semi Hiatus)

    WOW!!! I needed this message. Thankyou!!!! :)


    8 months ago
  • CLB

    Love the title, definitely surprised me.


    8 months ago
  • ~Zoe N~

    Re: Thanks... It's based on a dream I had, it was kinda terrifying. :l


    8 months ago
  • ~wildflower~

    Re: that’s alright - no pressure. I’ve never even attempted anything longer than a short story so you’re already doing better than me! Hope you’re having a good day/night!


    8 months ago
  • The Ravenclaw Dragon

    This is so true for me! I will remember this.


    8 months ago
  • journal.scribbles

    Wow, this piece was very powerful for me. It’s so true. Each line had me nodding, but I especially love “dreaming about the privileges that are to come will only decrease the joy when they do happen.”


    8 months ago
  • RemovedUser1

    This is so true! I love it!


    8 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Hiatus)

    This is absolute amazing and beautiful!!!! And so true!! A+++++++


    8 months ago
  • mindfruit (hiatus)

    I absolutely agree with this poem. We as a world worry about the future so much that we forget to just live our lives. Love this!

    Replying: Thanks for the comment on my piece! It's so cool that you're a KOTLC and SA fan! I'm one as well :) Can't wait for the Rhythm of War and KOTLC 8.5 to come out.


    8 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    Replying--Part two is written by mindfruit, and I finished part 3 not too long ago. Part 4 is going to be written by mindfruit soon :)


    8 months ago