YOLO

You Only Live Once
For young people it’s a cry of rebellion
Risk Taking
Courage
Pushing them out of their comfort zones and
Seducing others
To take a chance

Love!
Go for it!
Jump!

My son screams “YOLO!” as he makes a reckless move in a video game.
A youth on the news shouts “YOLO!” to the camera as he’s led away from an accident in handcuffs.
Another toasts “Yolo!” as he does another shot, on his way to alcohol poisoning.

I shake my head.
Has Carpe Diem come to mean recklessness?
Or am I just getting old?

 

(Poem #23 – Make up poem….catching up)

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