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  Life's too short
by Michael Charles Messineo
Friday, June 18, 2004
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Stop dwelling on the negative and do something different.

Life's too short to dwell on things

that pull and tear on your heart strings

so park those thoughts that make you worry

and create new goals to which you'll hurry.


Make your list of things to do

that always seemed not part of you

make yourself explore unknowns

write down your thoughts dig up those bones


Take a step toward things that scare you

Show who's boss while mind prepares to

overcome what seems unrealistic

before you lose it and go ballistic


Do something different every day

and watch as life shows new path ways

Life's too short to dwell on things

that pull and tear on your heart strings.


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Reviewed by Barbara Henry 12/11/2012
Such a truthful poem and one that is done so well. I agree:Life's too short to make yourself miserable.
Continued success-
Barbara J Henry
Reviewed by Debbie Lacy 7/6/2011
This is very nice poem and so true! I really enjoyed it and thank you for sharing! :)
Reviewed by Richard Orey 5/19/2011
Sound advice well versed.

Reviewed by Robert Cosmar 5/17/2011
Very nice work, Michael. Your meanings are clear and the writing is good. Nice to meet you.
Reviewed by lili dauphin 2/21/2011
You've said it so very well. Life is too short. You're absolutely right.
Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger 2/9/2011
I like your style and attitude Michael.
Reviewed by Regis Schilken 2/7/2011
Life's too short to dwell on things
that pull and tear on your heart strings.

You are not kiddin,' is it worth getting down about everything, anything, or nothing? Life is much too short and you have said it only too well.

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/18/2011
Wonderful writing sweet man..enjoyed..stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/7/2011
I agree with your wisdom is too short to spend it throwing negativity out into the only comes back to you...took me a lot of years to learn this invaluable life lesson!

Reviewed by D. Vegas 10/21/2010
A good philosophy to live by
Reviewed by Anthony Rando 10/7/2010
Love life and all it has to give us. This poem reminds us that life is short. We must make the best out of life and the challenges of life.

Reviewed by ankita singh (Reader) 9/27/2010
this is really a beautiful poem,
The beautful lines are heart touching & motivational,which opens all the door of thinking of ones..its really gr8.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 7/7/2010
I love your article and your positive approach to life.

Many years ago I discovered Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's writings and have promoted my own positive thinking ever since then. I've come to believe that life, first, is one's state of mind, and we can choose to live in the confusion of negativism or we can choose the more peaceful and positive condition to live by.

Stay positive,
Reviewed by Kingsley Amoah 6/29/2010
Great piece of poetry with a clear message.
I enjoyed every bit of it and it got me thinking.
God bless!
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 4/7/2010
Life is too short to focus on the negative!!! Park those thoughts that make you worry and create new goals to which you'll hurry. Excellent write! We have to face our demons to move on and try new things that might scare us. That is how we grow into something more. We can't be afraid to stand tall and explore it all. ~Chessly
Reviewed by Nature Lover 3/7/2010
Just fantastic. Great wisdom expressed in simple words. Thanks.
Reviewed by Anik Mitter (Reader) 2/26/2010
Hi... I loved your poem "Life's too short". So I posted it on my blog. Keep up the good work..... - Anik (Maverick)
Reviewed by Vickie Yannuzzi 1/28/2010
loved reading your words that lifted my spirts, and gave new insight to learning to live...thanks
Reviewed by Jacqueline Hallenbeck 1/14/2010
I have been wanting to write about this very same topic for a few days now and finally this morning the words came to me. Good piece. Thanks for inspiring me. <3
Reviewed by Joel Sattler 1/7/2010
keep telling yourself that....

Reviewed by JMS Bell 9/29/2009
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 7/29/2009
" Life's too short " is bare truth revealed
which brings hope and healing words of wisdom
and God's grace to accept its cutting edge truth.

Blessings Michael!!
Reviewed by Milton Handfield 7/14/2009
This is a very good poem.Very inspirational.Keep writing.

Milton michael Handfield
Reviewed by Joyce Bell 7/10/2009
Reviewed by Paul Judges 7/1/2009
Good work !
Reviewed by Pia Shannon 4/20/2009
I like the enthusiasm
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 4/13/2009
This is quite a coincidence. I just wrote and posted a poem with the same name and the same theme. Great write here.
God Bless,
Reviewed by Stephanie Webb-Dockery 4/9/2009
You express this very well. Nothing but the truth said!

Thank you for this one
Reviewed by Chijike Ndukwu 1/23/2009
You said it all here. Let he who has ears hear.....Nice poem.
Reviewed by John Domino 1/20/2009
Reviewed by 000 000 12/19/2008
great advice in your cute little poem!
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 11/21/2008
This is an excellent poem.I always appreciate the littliest things that I have in my life.If people would just stop complaining about the most stupidest things that are irrelevant and start feeling more happy then their lives would be so much better.I enjoy reading it,take care

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 8/30/2008
Yep,Make Best Of What You Have Left While You Still Can!

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 8/28/2008
Positive and inspirational message!
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 8/16/2008
A beautiful poem with many inspiring words of wisdom, for life is very seems when we are young we have all the time in the wold and a day seemed to last a week, today a day seems only as moments...wise words that we should live each day to the fullest and experience the unknown and expand our lives with creativity and life itself! Well done, enjoyed this much so glad I stopped by. I also needed to read this, especially the final stanza as it has been a rough week for me.
Blessings from Ky.
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/16/2008
I wrote a poem similar to this one too. Yours comes from the heart too and has good advice too. Explore unknowns take chances well worth taken, do different each day. Tackle things that scare you. Do not be afraid to live. Mine is titled Life Waits for Noone. I say do what you want to do.
Reviewed by Lady GoldStar 5/7/2008
I love this poem, very sweet and positive! LADY
Reviewed by Katie Woodleigh 4/18/2008
Your poem is inspirational, bouncy & happy : ) Keep up the positive influence.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 2/9/2008
I use to dwell too much
All that had changed years ago
Thanks for your words of wisdom
Reviewed by Richard Swartz 12/17/2007
Wow What a Wonderful Pome You sure sound a lot like me....Hey Michael Thanks for shearing this Gr8 Pome with us here on Authors Den
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 11/30/2007
Wonderful encouragement to be found in this splendid write. We all need to be reminded from time to time - "Don't sweat the small stuff".

Thanks, Michael! Enjoyable read indeed!
Reviewed by Chezni Nicholas 10/29/2007
I tell myself Life is too short too To be overcome by fears or let your nightmares rip up soon- coming success. Your poem was excellent. Keep encouraging.
Reviewed by R Beeman 9/8/2007
this was surely something that i needed to read today. been one heck of a week like no other. thanks for writing this for me.

Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/10/2007
I LOVE YOur style, Upfront and Blunt and a Helper, sounds like
my style of Poetry!
Keep your light shining bright my friend!
I started TrAcking/Following your heart and soul 2-Night~
STay Positive!
WArmest Blessings of Peace, Light, Love and Wisdom! Warrior Purple Lady Sheeeoox

I will be back!
Take a peek into my corner, see what gravitates! When time allows...
Reviewed by Nabeela Parker (Reader) 8/6/2007
The poem is really good it shows people the right path.
Reviewed by J M 6/15/2007
Very inspiring and positive instructions. We must learn to vear from negative for it brings only the negative. Thank you for this one.
Reviewed by Barbara Mercer 6/10/2007
Wonderful poem and philosophy. Thank you Michael. Waves of love }}}}}}} Barbara.
Reviewed by Bennett 5/18/2007
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/27/2007
a good positive write-good for me to have read right now, thanks
Reviewed by Kwame Mutulu 4/10/2007
Words of wisdom... terrific piece
Reviewed by Dawn Dancer Lilo (Reader) 3/25/2007
amazingly acurare ! " live for today" is the message i recive while reading this! you've given me a very positive start to the day. thanking you kindly.

keep writing

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/21/2007
enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Approximately Naive 3/4/2007
Amen to this injunction.
All too often we miss out on achieving our potential because of our fears (ungrounded) and lack of self - confidence. Moreover, the framework for us to fulfil our goals, ambitions, aims etc is indeed within that of a short, unpredictable lifespan.

Daibhidh MacAdhaimh
Reviewed by simmu simmu 3/1/2007
very very very nice poem,just loved it,
Reviewed by Sharon Jordan 2/27/2007
Reviewed by CJ Heck 2/9/2007
Michael, this is so true and it's wonderful advice. There are far too many who dwell on the negative -- how sad their lives are so empty! Life really is too short, and there are so many positives to embrace. I enjoyed this very much!
Reviewed by Stephanie Storey-Morant 1/3/2007
Wonderful encouragement. Life is certainly much too short to let the greatest desires be lost. Keep writing and encouraging.
Reviewed by Art Sun 12/14/2006
A very positive view of thought...

enjoyed....Art Sun...
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 11/30/2006 on!

It's all in our hands..
so there's no one to blame
if things get tough
just smooth the rough
by thought and deed
then comes God-speed!

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 9/21/2006
I see this was posted the same month I joined AD. Wonderful message poem here, Michael. You're a wise man. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 9/3/2005
I know what this poem speaks of. It all lies in the bones for me. I have a coyote skeleton lying near my prayer circle about 225 steps out my back door. The nights animals rearrange them and I visit in the morning to read the bones. Always new messages left for me to show me new pathways. Great write, Michael! All we can do is offer a positive thought. It is up to those to think positively and act accordingly.

Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 7/9/2004
Another winner, Glad to of met you in here tonight ( for me )
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 7/2/2004
Powerful write, and absolutely so true!!! I enjoyed the read!!!
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 6/23/2004
Absolutely right with this most excellent piece...
Reviewed by Amira van Kerk 6/20/2004
Life is too short ..... wise words.
What how can we manage to overcome the depression that has caught us if things we hope and pray for don't work out?
Even if we try hard, we sometimes don't manage.
Great write.
Reviewed by Rose L 6/19/2004
Bravo! I love the challenge you give the reader to go out and grab life - try things new, face things that scare's just what we need to here - a truth that will last over the ages....fantastic!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/18/2004
Right on Mike, glad I caught this, I still don't get notifications so I have to catch them when I can...Peace bro', good to see you posting, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by jude forese 6/18/2004
life's too short and much too important ...

wisdom to adhere to ...
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 6/18/2004
yes, Yes, YES! Thanks for the kick in the pants, Michael. (laughing...) Love this. Thank you.
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 6/18/2004
You tell 'em. Words of wisdom ova-here! :0)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 6/18/2004
Wise words, I love everything about this fine poem.
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