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Raise up your glass

08 Dec
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If you may listen to my words, as we raise up our glass,

’cause this time that we share, will surely pass.

Be cognizant of the times, whether they’re good or bad,

but don’t dwell on times, that you wish you had.

Don’t hang on to past love, for it wasn’t as it seemed,

just as foolishly useless, as falling asleep in a dream.

You won’t experience joy, when you’re stuck in your head,

like a beautiful dancer, who never left her bed.

Get out and live, never hold back on, and never flee,

from the life that you dream of, let go and just be…

 

 

© 2017 Joseph Emerson WhatsInsideAMadmansHat.com

 

 
27 Comments

Posted by on December 8, 2017 in Inspiration, love, poetry

 

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27 responses to “Raise up your glass

  1. kalifornicationx.wordpress.com

    December 9, 2017 at 5:06 am

    This, I imagine this being read out loud. Not sure on the voice i’m hearing but it’s great nonetheless.

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  2. jedi dad

    December 9, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Just be…nice!

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  3. *takenofake*

    December 9, 2017 at 10:35 am

    “Like a dancer that never left her bed…” (I’m a singer lost on a deserted island 😐 never got the guts to go for it… Luckily, seems like my writing compensates 😉 )

    That’s such a strong analogy.. There’s so much truth within this poem and beyond it!

    Following you… Caught me Red handed 😁

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    • Joseph Emerson

      December 9, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Thank you so much. I have a girlfriend that is a dance teacher and that line came to me thinking about her drive to always create and finding inspiration in the strangest of songs… doesn’t happen unless you get out and do. Thank you for reading, liking and following.

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  4. JeremyMifsud

    December 9, 2017 at 10:54 am

    “let go and just be”, words that relieve my soul. great poem and ending

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    • Joseph Emerson

      December 9, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Thank you so much Jeremy. I love when it just happens.. the words just fall into place. You just think “wow”.

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      • *takenofake*

        December 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

        Right, no? In my post today I just said something similar, kn a different phrasing. Man, we’re alike 😁

        “It’ like words choose me, I don’t choose them”

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      • *takenofake*

        December 9, 2017 at 11:02 am

        In a different phrasing*

        It’s like*

        (Technology and its downsides… 😐)

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      • Joseph Emerson

        December 9, 2017 at 11:03 am

        Yes. I love it

        Liked by 1 person

         
      • JeremyMifsud

        December 9, 2017 at 11:02 am

        Indeed. For the ending to complement the whole poem so well, “wow”.

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  5. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy

    December 9, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    This is great!

    Liked by 2 people

     
  6. Marie Abanga

    December 9, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Which other catchphrase can say it better: “foolishly useless like sleeping in your dream”! I raise my glass! currently at a networking gala and already bored barely 45 mins into the event. So I take out my tablet and see a notification of this post…I think I’ll go for some white wine…thank you

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    • Joseph Emerson

      December 9, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Wow so cool, Thank you so much. Means a lot. Glad you like it. Enjoy your gala, make the best of it.

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      • Marie Abanga

        December 9, 2017 at 6:38 pm

        Well thank you so much, I tried for an hour or two more and that is it for me lol. I love me my sleep

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  7. Smitha V

    December 9, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Wow! Beautifully put.

    Liked by 2 people

     
  8. RhapsodyBoheme

    December 10, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Amazing and I had t

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  9. RhapsodyBoheme

    December 10, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Oops wasn’t done…
    I had to save this one so I can read it over and over. Great words and really enjoyed reading this. Thank you

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    • Joseph Emerson

      December 10, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Thank you so much. I really enjoyed writing it. It was one of those pieces that pop in your head that make you frantically grab a pen and piece of paper before it escapes lol Thank you for reading

      Liked by 1 person

       
      • RhapsodyBoheme

        December 11, 2017 at 2:10 am

        I know what you mean, I usually get these moments in the shower or while driving, arrrgghh. LOL

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