Treasure Island

Patricia Grantham

(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Life Is Short


Live the life you love
Love the life you live
For it is very short
And can never be bought

Life can be good
Or it can be bad
You've gotten many things
You wish you never had

A really nice house
Even a very fine car
Those fancy things in life
Won't get you very far

Life is for enjoyment
Live yours to the fullest
For it is very short
And can never be bought

Striving for big riches
Maybe a waste of time
Make the best of what you have
While you're still in your prime

You've gotten many things
You wish you never had
Life is made for living
Whether it's happy or sad

Submitted: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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  • Sj Holland (8/8/2013 9:38:00 PM)

    I like the last stanza that says though our lives may not have turned out like we wanted, we still should live life. And I say it's never too late to bring something of what we've always wanted into our lives, in some form or fashion. I like the short lines of this verse too. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (7/18/2013 9:42:00 PM)

    I love the positive messages you birth in your poem everywhere..they shining like stars..this one too! ! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (7/17/2013 8:44:00 PM)

    this is an excellent poem on the important things in life. Life is made for living so true. I enjoyed the read. (Report) Reply

  • Bobby Wynn (6/13/2013 10:08:00 AM)

    You have great talent, thanks for stopping by and check out Cluck, Cluck. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (6/6/2013 9:44:00 PM)

    A wise thought.More and more, this demand makes us unhappy.Hankering after the riches, the desired things we try to touch the sky.This leads us to despondency.Really, we should live our life whatever it it is, at first. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (5/26/2013 12:10:00 PM)

    The very first para' is highly captivating and as one moves along the poem speaks of great philosophy in simple terms! The culmination is the crown ! LOVELY, Patricia! (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (5/23/2013 4:23:00 AM)

    excellent poem...yes and u said, Live the Life you Love, Love the Life you Live', as we only have once chance n live it to the fullest! (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (5/22/2013 1:02:00 AM)

    I look at life as a gathering.
    When we leave this life and there perchance is an after life, the only thing we will be allowed to
    take are our memories.
    So if you can gather all that life offers in good memories you are making your after life rich.
    Take with you all the love you can gather, all the cherrished memories of family and friends.
    Take with you all the gratefull thank yous for the unselfish deeds. And the knowledge you helped
    others who had a need of had much less.
    If you spend your life gathering good memories such as these it does mot matter if your life is
    long or short. It will be a very rich life here and after. (Report) Reply

  • Edwina Reizer (5/20/2013 9:32:00 AM)

    Now, there you go. Just a hint and you already are on your way to a big improvement. I love this.,
    Your poet friend, Edwina Reizer (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (5/20/2013 5:47:00 AM)

    the positivity was great... so was the message, , , life is short indeed, , , , one should enjoy every moment of it, , , though its easier said than done, , , (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (5/19/2013 6:30:00 PM)

    I love the brevity in this little gem. You said so much with no wasted words/Great subject matter
    Very, very good and sound advice. Surely a 10 (Report) Reply

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