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SUCK LIFE

by Rula Shin


LIFE is a sweet savor
Each moment FULL
The honeyed nectar, a
Heavenly elixir in infinite abundance
Sealed within the robust flesh of its fruit

Don’t be afraid this instant to BITE down!
Sink your teeth into the fleshy mound
And SUCK LIFE every moment
Ounce by ounce and drop by drop

Can you SEE, Love
Soaked in LIFE are moments
Each fraction an ocean
Peaches ripened ready to harvest
In the time, now and here
Sweet juices eternal never exhaust

Just don’t waste a single drop
SQUEEZE LIFE every moment
These are YOUR drops, each one
DRINK from this fruit of EDEN
Bury your teeth and don’t let go
Till you have extracted all the meaning
And filled your life with LIFE

Can we live in the lands that offer no LIFE
Like fools leaving the springs to dry
Toasting to life with dust-filled cups
Or become bigger fools when we SEE
The crop but harvest not

No Love,
LIFE is a sweet savor
Each moment FULL
The honeyed nectar, a
Heavenly elixir in infinite abundance
Sealed within the robust flesh of its fruit

05/14/2006

Posted on 05/27/2006
Copyright © 2024 Rula Shin

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/27/06 at 02:54 PM

Certainly words to live LIFE by Rula. Worthy update to the ol' Carpe Diem philosophy. Cheers!

Posted by Jane E Pearce on 05/27/06 at 09:07 PM

Rula -this was sure;y written by someone who is truly in love with Life. It is a lovely tribute to something we all share. Wonderful. Jane

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 05/28/06 at 03:37 AM

le moment par le moment, le ciel au-dessus de nous sommes nouveaux
"moment by moment the sky above us is new"
Glee! Love! Pouring from everywhere!

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 05/29/06 at 01:58 PM

I like this analogy of Heavenly elixir in infinite abundance Sealed within the robust flesh of its fruit with the moments filled with LIFE, inviting us to LIVE and suck this elixir, drop by drop.
Time is an experience and stretchable. But time is HERE and not in the projection of time, either way. Yes, the peaches are ever ripened ready to harvest, a fruit from this tree of LIFE, a moment eternal.
Your call to SQUEEZE LIFE from LIFE, letting go nothing, wasting not a drop, extracting the very essence driven by this lust for meaningful survival is nicely embedded in your words.

Posted by Christel Crews on 05/29/06 at 10:49 PM

"Can you SEE, Love-Soaked in LIFE are moments-Each fraction an ocean-Peaches ripened ready to harvest" ~ what beauty lies within each line.. exhorting your readers to grasp for every moment.. it is a gift to see life as you have written it

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 12/04/06 at 08:25 PM

Brilliant write Rula! My potd suggestion for today. Thanks.

Posted by Susan Q Tomas on 07/04/07 at 03:41 PM

Rula! This filled my heart with This filled my heart like a helium balloon. This is WONDERFUL! It is the reply to "Life Sucks" message that I hear all the time. It reminds me of the song "Life is Sweet" by Natalie Merchant - one of my favorite songs to sing at the top of my lungs. Just beautiful. Thanks!

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