"When?" || A poem / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


"When?" || A poem

We've all had those dreams
on what we wanted to do,
but when you look back
something went askew.
You asked yourself, "how?"
Then you realized "when?"
would be a better question
to ask now & again.
We get caught up
in all those nonsensical things
like Kim Kardashian
& how bad she sings.
Like celebrities & gossip
& complaining about life.
We must remember
that everyone has strife.
Nothing is perfect
& nothing will be,
just stick to the positive
& how to be a better "me."

By Carmen Varner


Thank you for reading my poem. It's really just about how we can start to feel so unsatisfied with our lives when we start to lose focus. We tend to think about famous people & want to be like them. We talk about the negatives in the world instead of using it as fuel to spread love & kindness. We spend so much time on our phone, on the computer, on some sort of device instead of turning it off & just acknowledging the life you have without it & what's going on around you.

What do you think? Do you ever get caught up in the moment? What are some goals you have but haven't done yet? :]

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  1. I'm always procrastinating when it comes to life and I have a lot of unfinished business when it comes to things that I want to do in life. Heck, I even procrastinate on the blog and on my school work at times! Nobody is perfect, but it's always good to just unwind and just take it easy sometimes. But always remember to stick to your goals and finish them, and don't say "I'll do it tomorrow" cause chances are tomorrow never comes!

    Just do you and everything will be fine!

    Tragic Couturist

    1. Exactly, nobody is perfect but we have to rely on ourselves to do what we need to survive & thrive. :]

  2. I love this poem, I've not wrote in ages but reading this inspired me to write again and get it up on deviant art!!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Corinne x

  3. what a lovely poem! I love how you share your thoughts in such a creative way!

    Much love xxx

  4. Beautiful! You're very talented! I love writing poetry, this has inspired to me write again :)


  5. This is a relatable and lovely poem. It's so so true. Why do we compare our lives to others though? Why can't we strive for something we want? Why can't we just be happy with what we have?


    1. I'm not sure. We often look at others & compare ourselves, when we ought to focus on how to better ourselves. :]

  6. Loved your poem and post! I think we all are unique and should enjoy our lives, as well as take the most of them.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
    Instagram - Bloglovin

  7. Wow, you worte really such a good poem! I love writing but I really seldom write poems ... maybe I'm for sure not as good than you.

    And thank you for your pleasant comment on my blog. Now I checked your blog with the result: I like it!

    I would like to follow you on gfc and/or bloglovin. It would be great if you come back to my blog to follow me – then I will follow you immediately back.

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena


  8. I love reading poetry, and you are so talented in this <3

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  9. Great post! Beautiful and very inspiring poem!


  10. This is so lovely. Right now I'm reading this book "A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance" and it brings to light the importance of slowing down and spending time on things you enjoy, like writing, creating, growing. Thank you for sharing your work, and reminding me to slooow down too.


Thanks for reading & writing. :] // ▲


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