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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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  • Heather Wilkins (9/24/2013 2:07:00 PM)

    great thoughts. this is one of the lessons young people learn in life. Very deep for a girl your young age. nice work

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  • Alookh :) (9/22/2013 12:40:00 PM)

    nice work....and again true....dear Cassandra!
    thanx for sharing

  • Goldheart Bird (9/9/2013 2:24:00 PM)

    Great poem. Yes use time wisly.

  • Khairul Ahsan (9/8/2013 9:21:00 PM)

    A poem of fathomless depth from a young poet.
    The note is so sweet!
    The title is typical.
    A stark message through sweetness.

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