If Not Now, Then When? (Prose Poem with audio.)


It’s January. You’re packed with lots of plans for the year.
You won’t lose time anymore. Victories are near.

February.  You have the whole year ahead.
You got it all figured out. This time you won’t dread.

March. You promised yourself you’ll stand the heat.
It’ll be an amazing feat.

April. Time flies. You’re outlining your goals.
It’s important not to leave holes.

May. You’re not late. You’ll get it straight.
It’ll be worth the wait.

June. There are still many months to come.
You’ll play it right; it’ll be awesome.

July already. How long do you still get?
You won’t cower down anymore. Don’t fret.

August. You just have to get a move on.
It’s not like the year is gone.

September. You haven’t begun. What happened now?
Did you forget your vow?

October. Are your plans for this year dead?
No. It’s just time that sped.

November. Never mind. A new year will begin. You’ll cheer up again.
All you have to do is decide when.

December. Time for new ideas and much more. But didn’t you say that before?
You had 12 months to rock the boat. What about that time you said you’d devote?

Truth be told, this is the same old story; you’ve already wasted years.
All the more reason for you to switch gears.

When do you want your dream on your doorstep? Do you know that?
Days turn into months and then years; do you wanna keep shedding tears?

What are you waiting for? Are you going to play the same music all year round?
What will it be? Rewind, replay, repeat in the background?

You lived the New Year, allowing your thoughts to stray. Who’s to blame?
It takes more than just pipe dreams; you need a burning flame.

Think ten years ago, what did you know?
Think ten years from now, what will you sow?

You might be missing the mark by aiming too low.
You can grow leaps and bounds if you run the show.

If you take one step each day, it’ll more than make the grade.
In the end, you’ll smile and swell with pride; your plans will finally be laid.

“It’s not because things are difficult that we do not dare,
it’s because we do not dare that things are difficult.”
Bear this in mind; if you want something like air, you’ll make the time.
Nothing scares when we decide to do the climb.

New opportunities arise every day.
If you pay attention, one might already be on your way.

Ask yourself, what do you want?
Don’t let regrets come back to haunt.

Take the time you have at hand, wasn’t it what you planned?
Stop building castles in the air; just dare.
If not now, then when?

“It’s not because things are difficult that we do not dare,
it’s because we do not dare that things are difficult.” -Seneca


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