Carpe diem

January 28, 2015

carpe diem

Sometimes you just need
to shut down your computer,
to go outside…
dance like a wild child,
laugh into the sunshine,
walk bare-foot on the grass
or take your lover or best friends
on a spontaneous trip.

For me, friendship is not a number,
but a strong bond,
a feeling of belonging and trust.

Sometimes you just need
to be close to the ones you love,
to hear their soothing voices,
to talk about serious things without feeling ashamed,
but also to have fun and not regret it.

by Alina Andreea Cătărău

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8 Responses to Carpe diem

  1. Noexis Llanos on January 28, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Alina, this is beautiful. I felt as if you were talking to me, and that is saying something. Your poem touched me, gave me wonderful memories, made me see my cravings and needs in life. It has a magic of its own. Thank you for this magnificent piece.
    Much love! 😀

    • Alina Andreea Catarau on January 28, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you, Noexis, I’m so happy that you enjoyed it! It’s not a crafted poem like others I wrote, but it’s a little piece of thought for my friends, whom I love and I long for their presence. Work or studies disable us to see each other often, but when we meet, time flows wonderfully. :)

      I send you lot of love from my part! :*

      • Elena Atudosiei on January 28, 2015 at 6:16 pm

        Love you, my dear! :* Abia aștept să ne vedem, să punem țara la cale.

        • Alina Andreea Catarau on January 28, 2015 at 6:28 pm

          Me too, my darling! :*

      • Noexis Llanos on January 29, 2015 at 2:08 am

        It’s very true. Life creates physical distance between us and our friends. But if the bond is solid, once the oportunity is set, you enjoy and collect every second spent with our friends. We learn to cherish them.
        Your friends are fortunate to have someone like you by their side.

        At least that’s what Elena says, and she doesn’t lie. 😀

        • Alina Andreea Catarau on January 29, 2015 at 10:44 am

          You pin pointed very well the message of my poem. Indeed, distance strengthens the bound and we learn to cherish every moment. :) I’m also fortunate to have a friend like Elena, who taught me a lot of things. I actually wrote a poem, a few years ago, in order to show my gratitude to her. It’s called “Antithesis” – maybe you have already read it on this site.

  2. Alina Andreea Cătărău on January 31, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    It’s a lovely metaphor, dearie! I love you too! :* >:D<

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