Treasure Island

Cassandra Jasmine

(United States of Awesomeness)

That Was Then, This Is Now


Then, I squandered my earnings.
Then, I wasted time.
Then, I paid no heed to my parents' warnings,
Then, I was a carefree soul.

Now, I am penniless, wandering in the streets,
Now, I wish I had my happy, old days back.
Now, I wish that I had listened to my parents.
Now, I carry a heavy burden.

I learned, the hard way, too late,
That time comes and goes.
One could either use it wisely,
Or waste it.
I chose to waste it.
However, let that not happen to you.

Submitted: Sunday, September 08, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 09, 2013

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This poem displays the consequences one will face, sooner or later, if they do not appreciate their time. I wish this to not happen to anyone, I hope you all achieve your dreams. Aim for the stars!
Your friend,
Cassandra Jasmine

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