I must admit I’ve yolo’d,
at least half a dozen times,
it justifies the wrongs you do,
excuses all your crimes.

But yolo isn’t like that,
it’s supposed to be a phrase,
that helps you understand your time,
live out your numbered days.

Yolo is a message,
you’ve got one life to live,
Be gracious and respectful,
do not take more than you give.

Oblivion is fated,
it’s written in the stars,
yolo was created,
to be graffiti sprayed on cars

It seems that in the present,
the youth don’t understand,
that life is finite, precious,
each day begins unplanned

Make every day your greatest,
make every night your last,
As you yolo into darkness,
your mistakes are in the past.

You cannot simply ‘yolo’
to right the wrongs last night,
It’s a message for the days ahead,
A promised land of light.

~ Andrew
I’m sorry if this is a bit weird, I figured I’d give a poem about the true meaning of yolo a try. Just trying to look at a rather silly phrase from a mature and sensible approach rather than condemning those who use it. Yolo is all about ‘might as well do it because I’m gonna die on day’ but if that’s the case we should make everyone’s life as good as possible, this poem probably needs a few revisions in order to be of the standard I usually write (I’ve steered clear of ABCB in many recent poems but I always seem to come back to it)

Remember – As always a previous poem, this one related in the sense that life is precious, Remember is one of the poems I wrote to respect those who give their lives so that we can ‘Yolo’ our way to an early grave, let us not forget them. Sorry for being a bit preachy, the film ‘The Fault in our Stars’ really inspired today’s poem so I wanted to share it now it is finished.


9 responses to “Yolo

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  4. I have the feeling you will go far with your poetry; you have a natural talent for writing Andrew. I used to love writing longer poems. They took effort but the outcome was worth the effort.


  5. Andy

    you are an excellent poet….we hope you will consider …writing….as a course subject in school at some point. poetry is not always easy to write, make sense and convey an emotion…..you nailed all three here …bravo ! as cats say…a paws…a paws 🙂

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    • I don’t take poetry at school though I would have taken some form of poetry if it were on offer (English is compulsory but lacks content in terms of poetry).
      Thank you for the kind words 🙂


  6. Hello Andy! This poem is absolutey amazing…I am a poetry writer also…mind you have not written much in a long time…you write with a maturity that just blows me away!!!
    Keep on writing…they will come & read!
    Sincerely Sherri-Ellen (Siddhartha’s Purrfect Pad formerly Nylablue & Sherri-Ellen’s Purrfect Pad)

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