Who Really Seizes The Day? Revolutionary Free Verse Poetry

People look at me.
They see my travels.
My goings.
My doings.
My “grabbing life fully”.;
My “sucking the marrow out of [my] existence.”

They call me
“Carpe Diem Man”:
The man who seizes the day.

In contrast,
they say,
their life is boring.
Mundane.
Filled with chores.
Watching grandkids.
Visiting parents.
Talking to siblings and friends.
Mentoring youth.
Uplifting others.
Cleaning their neighbor’s yard.
Planting flowers.

Making the world
better
through their actions,
deeds,
words,
love.

Day after day
they do
the same
boring,
mundane,
necessary
routine.

As I pause
from my running around,
from my activities,
from my energy.
I look at them
and what they are doing.

And what they are doing
is making a difference in people’s lives.

So I wonder
who is really
“Seizing the Day”
in a way
that matters?

An add-on IMprov Haiku

Try this thought on for/
size. Recognize deep respect/
and admiration.

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