You Only Live Once

by Frank Sheehan

As every day and year
passes you
start to comprehend
an ages old saying that
"You Only Live Once"

It rings of truth
takes in a somber tone
as you realize that
every step you take,
move you make

is being done
for the first and last time.
It makes you
appreciate life
and the things

that make it up.
It gives you
a sense of wisdom, understanding
that you didn't have before.
The sun shines

through the clouds,
brings a smile
to your face.

May 29, 2018

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Frank Sheehan is a widely published American poet having been published since 1996. He was born in Manhattan and currently resides in Long Beach, New York.

Last updated May 09, 2019