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An Integral Part of Life

Man must come to grief, fortnightly intervals of 
Ache shall never cease. This world a bulky box which
Parcels items of tears and fears in multitude thereof
And a few parcels of love and joy we all wish.

Old tenant Moses lost his wife and his landlady's daughter
Was raped, whilst each man mourned his plight,  
Mr President closed his fragile eyes and Jos’s manslaughter
NTA did broadcast, last week's Sunday night.

But in all man must be happy or gay
(Or join absent ones far from this plane of existence
As old Moses did when he dropped his pressure in May)
And pledge to God, and then enjoy his assistance

We treasure our lives for those lovely days
We see problems as part of life's ways

Copyright © Ingibo Benson

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  1. Date: 8/12/2011 5:16:00 PM
    Such an inspirational messege Ingibo... a pleasure to read...Thanks so much for sharing

  1. Date: 8/9/2011 11:49:00 PM
    hey, have i seen all your poems? I've been clicking on many of them and I think I may have read them all!! anyway, it was good to see this one again. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 9:44:00 AM
    Interesting work about some everyday happenings..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..I am glad that I chose it as one of the ones that I could read today..Sara

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 2:47:00 PM
    A very unusual sonnet about modern day plight (and acceptance in treasuring the lovely days).

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 2:25:00 PM
    Quite an inspirational message here, Ingibo. Enjoyed the satire as well. Thanks for your kind words. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 10:33:00 AM
    Thank you for your visit, I might never have found you and read you lovely words.

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 10:20:00 AM
    My heart felt with joy with the lines "parcels items...............we all wish" because it's the truth of today's life in the world.