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Life's Reason


Where do we figure in the universal scheme of things?
this unanswered question is likely to so remain
we could be so insignificant, our egos would suffer pain 
maybe we are caretakers, to preserve beauty in our domain?,
or no role at all may be our lot, along with other Earthly beings.

Does it really matter?...... we're here and that's a fact
it's a wonderful world to enjoy, within life's short span
whatever our role, if any, life's great if we can so make it 
given reasonably good health, and strength enough to act.

To stay healthy is our main concern, and that of medical science
great strides in recent decades they've made, keeping us ahead
of viruses and other microorganisms,with aims we all do dread
their speedy mutations a constant threat, boffins combat 
in defiance. 

It would seem that life wasn't meant to be one smooth breeze,
there had to be adversaries to beat, just as in epic tales of old,
perhaps, when reaching our destinations, we will all  be told,
'drink from the Holy Grail my friends, put on your Golden Fleece"

Copyright © gordon hickman

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 8:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being once again featured this week before the final round of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest Gordon. The best to you in the contest. Carol

  1. Date: 8/8/2011 2:19:00 PM
    Congrats Gordon on your featured poem this week on PS.. a wonderful write to share with us all luv.. and another big congrats on making it to first round competition in PS contest...G.L. luv...

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 6:20:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Gorden. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 11:06:00 AM
    Hi Hicky :) I am so sorry for not having been able to visit your writes for some time now :(-- how are you? and where did your other gems go?? This one is also very thought provoking -- you pose questions here that are really worth pondering about-- hope to see you around! & I hope that you are having a wonderful year so far :) hugs :)

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 12:27:00 PM
    I am stopping by today to thank you for your kind comments Hicky. It is always a pleasure to read your wonderful poetry. Yes I have had the worst Flu I have ever had in my life Hicky. Over two weeks with it am finally getting better. Thank you for your concern. Hope life is treating you well. Have a wonderful week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 11:55:00 AM
    soup mail

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 12:32:00 PM
    I am so happy to feel good enough to be reading poetry today. It was a pleasure to read your outstanding write Hicky. Love, Carol