“I learned too late how to live” |Prompt #9

Doing something badly is always way better than not doing it all and regret it later.

I remember the times when I was so stubborn about things which I’d never do it. Of course, there would have been a lot of thoughts which were helping them to make a habit. But little did I know, they were keeping me in a shallow surface.

I wanted to deep dive into whatever I get myself involved in, but just like others, I’d always fear change and not try my hands at it.

One of the best examples I can think of which I’ve learned too late is the power of my words. 9 years ago I had started writing in my diaries, and journal or maybe any piece of paper, and it too me 3 years to actually start a blog of my own in 2015, even after that I wasn’t sure what to write and post with the entire world, until I found my own voice with erotica writing and with time, I tried to try mg hands at multiple genre of writings.

I feel the same with reading books. I’ve learned too late how to actually read a book, and what is the impact of it in our lives. Now, after all these years, I really don’t consider a book as a book to entertain me, but to learn a lot of things; writing patters and about emotions that fluctuate with characters.

Tonight prompt number #9, “I learned too late how to live” is about things I learned really late but here I am.

I was told that
That there was a beautiful sunset
Last evening,
That lit the sky
Like a burning fire,
And yet
I wasn’t there to see it.

I was told that
The stars shone so brightly
That night,
Much brighter than
They’d ever shone before,
And yet
My eyes were closed.

I was told that
The chorus of the dawn
Was sung more sweetly
Than it ever
Had been sung before,
And yet
I did not wake to hear it.

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Sumit Yadav(25), popularly known as SumitOfficial, is a blogger from Mumbai who has been writing since 5 years, and has posted 600+ Blog Posts till now. He is an MBA and works in an Educational Industry in Mumbai as a Senior Career Consultant. His spare-time activities include creative things like -- Acting, Photographing, mimicking, singing. He has worked with Radios, appeared on National TV, interviewed authors, appeared on newspapers for multiple activities, and has written reviews for magazines. Also, he's been consistently writing offline in his journals for more than 875+ days now. He believes in Continuous Progression, and Exponential Growth. 

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54 thoughts on ““I learned too late how to live” |Prompt #9”

  1. The concluding lines are just wow! Beautifully penned.

    There are so many things we don’t do in life because we fair failure rejection. We realise later all the opportunity that we have missed!

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  2. Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic. Its always good to write the feelings down..its like a release. I am glad you understood the power of your words and you are here.
    And I love reading.. i am a crazy mad reader. And you are so right reading is never entertaining..its an experience, an emotion.
    I loved this post of yours it reminds me of so many things I could not do for so many stupid reasons and excuses. But what is life without regret.
    As long as we still try to learn something new its never late.

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    1. This is one of the reasons why writing is my personal space, I don’t write or share anything that has nothing to do with emotions, or more to do with promotion or selling something. That’s not my forte.

      Other than reading books, and blog posts of other people, what I truly love is to interact with an active mind like yours, I’ve observed you don’t only put up your comment just to show that you care, but always go descriptive about how and what exactly you loved the most.

      This is not usual. This is rare. And you’ve got it.

      At times, I regret for not being so active here on blogosphere, but as said, we can always start from the scratch.


      1. And this is the reason I love reading. Anything written with emotions will definitely reach directly to heart.
        If I like something I love being descriptive because how can I say what I liked and what I relate to in 2/3 lines. And I noticed you do the same.
        We all have our lives its ok not to be available at WP all the time. As long as you are little active things will go fine.

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      2. Similarly attracts. Undoubtedly, you’re one of a kind people. I’ve heard good about you and all of them are right.

        Also, have you not been writing lately?


  3. that is very true sumit. i believe while transitioning from childhood to adult , we lose life a little, only a few know how to grab onto it. and when we realise that we need to live , its often a lot late but then, no time is too late to live. glad you found your life in words. they are surely amazing .

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    1. We lose the opportunity because the moment we get to know the importance of it, we already lose it by then.

      Of course, it’s never too late, and prolly, that is the only inspiring thing about life, it’s NEVER too late.

      Gladly, I found my solace in words. Forever and ever grateful.

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  4. Words, words are all we have.
    Not talking much about the poem, I’d talk about how great it is that one day you decided to write and then there was no turning back. I’m glad that with time you’ve improved tremendously with your write ups. You’ve become a versatile blogger. I’m glad that Divyani gifted you a pen, magical one, that never made you sleep without writing.
    You did not even know when words started to matter so much to you, that you call them your wife now.

    And because of all above-mentioned things, because of your honest write ups, we got to know that someone like you exists in some corner of the world. And I’m so so glad to have met and know you via this platform.

    Most of all Sumitofficial will be completing 6 years this month, on this platform. Isn’t it an achievement. The kind of love you’ve shared with your fellow bloggers and the kind of support you’ve received, the way we have all become a family here, isn’t it something to be proud of? It is undoubtedly, not everyone is able to get that. You did not stop even when people made a negative image of you because you wrote erotica, you did not care about critics opinion. And now here you are, with thousands of followers, standing tall with all love and support.

    I just remember a quote here-
    Earnest Hemingway said, ” Once writing has become your greatest vice, only death can stop it.”

    I’m so proud of you and your write ups✨

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    1. Words, that mean everything. I can them my wife because I don’t know what is it to be committed with someone or something that takes all my attention like this.

      It’s like going back to home after a long day and what do I find at home? A loving wife in the form of my journal, which is waiting to hug me with its flipping pages. I tell my secrets, my insecurities, sexual fantasies, poems, tears, happiness, fate and what not.

      I tell everything. And that’s why I consider it so personal. It’s actually an intimate affair.

      But not to forget, I’m what I am because of you all who made me realise that. I’ve been consistent enough to do what I felt like until I met you, and other fellow bloggers who gave me this identity of mine.

      I’m really proud to be a part of this family who really care about each other and way better than any social media. I wish I could just uninstall all of the apps, and could focus all day long here. It’s such a solace to be here. Read minds. Write them back.

      And here comes the literature enthusiast, wow! I just love how you quoted this. I’ll not be able to forget this.

      Thank you for being such a great supporter of my work, Rashmi. It gives me delight. ✨

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      1. You know one can learn not just from your blogs but also through your comments, I’m sure you don’t even realise how things are so well stored in your subconscious that you don’t have to put extra efforts to write back to anyone via comment. I loved what you said in second paragraph. How do you even think that way.
        When people read my comments, they might consider me a flatterer but genuinely I look up to youn and the way you play with your words, I can’t help not writing long comments over here.

        Always there to read you and remind you how great a writer you are ✨
        Now take it as a compliment and don’t be too modest to say, I’ve still gotta learn and that I’m still exploring. You surely are, writers are learners for life.

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  5. Oh, the poem fills my heart with pain and disappointment. When nature was blooming, I was busy with my mobile phone. 🙁 Sunrise and sunsets are so pacifying, but get little attention. 🤦🏽‍♀️

    Anddd, your habit of writing is one of the most inspiring things to me. It’s like the perfect example of not giving up even on bad days. You give ne strength to continue. 🤠💙


  6. You make some pertinent points…. reading is not just reading, it’s experiencing the lives of all the characters (fictional or real) and writing is an outlet to vent, express, feel, share..so keep writing more.😀

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  7. That’s true about life, sometimes we learn to do things after a while. For me, it took me couple of years to finally enjoy a genre of a book. I am not a book lover before but now i am starting to love reading self-help books.

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    1. Hi, Chelei! Thanks for sharing your story with me. This is so good to know that you finally started reading books of your own interest.

      It took me almost 18-19 years of my life to discover that words attract me. I was never interested into writing, but now I cannot live without it.

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      1. Yes of course i do. I dont usually find people who have a deeper perception of reality and can actually express them.

        People these days just don’t value creativity, you know. They’re all so blinded by superficialism and instant pleasure that they just aren’t grateful for the beautiful world around them, they don’t appreciate the little things that makes our world beautiful, they don’t value the long journeys of failing and learning in life.

        Past your writings, i can reach upto you, and see you aren’t one of those people. That’s so relieving to me.

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      2. I’m considering myself in one of those people whom you think are sensible enough to get into this depth.

        It’s all about nudity in the name of art if we consider the social media platforms. Also, one of the major reasons why I love to be here often. I get to to meet wonderful people like you. I mean it.

        To appreciate the beauty around, they need to be in their senses, but are they? That’s the problem.

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      3. Somewhere i interpret it this way, maybe we never truly revealed ourselves in real life as we do here that we never made such in depth relationships out there? Maybe.

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      4. I reckon, that’s true. For me, nobody has understood much about my thought process. Real people can’t connect much with me when it comes to deepness.

        My thought process behind writing sex, erotica, about nature, or in that matter spirituality- they can pretend to know me. But they cannot reach where I am in my mental state.

        On the other hand, here, people aren’t like that. For example, look at you, it took you so little time to actually exploring me through my words that you ended up reading 27 prompts in 2 days.

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      5. I dont know why, thats really really strange but real people are just not like this. Maybe there are a lot out there and here are only ones who have a certain inclination to reading.

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      6. I’d tell you why they won’t be found here. They’ll not find the gossip, hot topics, bitching, nudity, or even any kind of time-pass.

        Only intellectual people, who actually give a damn about their existence for what they feel, write, and express.

        And generous readers like you, from the other end of the world, makes this platform a beautiful one.

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