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The Meaning of Life

by TheMaddenedPoet

We searched the sands of every beach,
Of every coast and shore.
We climbed the cliffs beyond our reach,
And scanned the ocean floor.
And all the sages lost and learned,
With all the pages tossed and turned,
In all their phases, frost to burn,
Have had their guess to give.

We heard the sermons priests will preach,
The wonderland they show.
We trust the stuff that teachers teach,
But do we truly know?
There is no mighty master plan,
No underworld to understand.
There's only what you will and can.
The meaning of life is to live.





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Re: The Meaning of Life (Score: 1 )
by fogglethorpe on Friday, February 24, 2012 (02:48:41)
I like the form. This is a wise and thought provoking poem.

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Re: The Meaning of Life (Score: 1 )
by Phoebe on Friday, February 24, 2012 (04:48:46)
I agree with Hugh, hugely thought provoking and a wonderful rhythm - well done:)-Phoebe

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Re: The Meaning of Life (Score: 1 )
by lilbadu on Friday, February 24, 2012 (11:20:22)
This is a very well written poem, and I also enjoyed the rhyme scheme. Smile

lilbadu

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Re: The Meaning of Life (Score: 1 )
by BrokenWordsPoet on Friday, February 24, 2012 (11:45:58)
Powerful writing and the truth rings deep.
Just as religious people have their freedom to their beliefs
of which I do not look down my nose at them;
they should not sport airs of contempt for the disbelief of others
that may still be searching.

If I believe that:

We heard the sermons priests will preach,
The wonderland they show.
We trust the stuff that teachers teach,
But do we truly know?
There is no mighty master plan,
No underworld to understand.
There's only what you will and can.
The meaning of life is to live.

They still have the right to save me as their religion commands,
then what I find more than often is condemnation for beliefs to the point
of condemning one to hell before even death and then they don't want to be judged.

(The meaning of life is to live and let live.)


Just a thought. BWP... James...

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Re: The Meaning of Life (Score: 1 )
by rondo on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 (12:08:47)
completly agree with my esteemed poet commentors...great poetry here ...your my favorite new poet

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Re: The Meaning of Life (Score: 1 )
by liarbird on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 (22:19:03)
G'day Timothy...
Great to read a poem with an interesting format that works so well. Looking forward to read more of your poetry.
Thank you.
Lindsay

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