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What is Life

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What is Life

What is life without something to live for,
something to look forward to,something 
to hold unto,something to believe in......

What is life without a little love a little
hate,a little failure a little great,a little
happy a little sad,a little calm a little mad...

What is life without a woman without a man,
without a future without a plan,without a 
foundation on which to stand,without the
knowledge to understand......

This is the situation,
What is life without a vision,
What is life without a mission,
Be wise,our next generation,
Don't bow to earth temptations,
Pray to the Almighty,He will help
you to make the right decisions.......

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  1. Date: 8/9/2014 9:20:00 PM
    Fantastic inspiring poem very well written

  1. Date: 7/7/2014 6:08:00 PM
    Nice write Richard, but to me life has no reason, it is a dance and the joy is in the movement of the moment. Just to be surrounded by Gods gifts is reason enough to me. Loved your poem, my friend....Peter

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/8/2014 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    we all have different views and opinion,I respect yours you respect mine,the world would be so great,thanks Peter,be bless friend
  1. Date: 6/3/2014 1:59:00 PM
    Hi Richard, nice to know you: You have extolled the meaning of Life so well in its most candid sense. There is Wisdom in your poem and I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for your comment on my Maya Angelou.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 6/4/2014 11:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    you are welcome Ralph,thanks for your comment also,welcome to my page
  1. Date: 5/27/2014 8:30:00 PM
    Richard, I love this poem.. To truly live you should experience good and bad..... Makes the good better.. You said it beautifully... Arlene

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 5/30/2014 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you much Arlene,happy your full joyed
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 9:15:00 PM
    Enjoyed this so much richard, you put so much feeling in it. :)

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 4/21/2013 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Elizabeth,I do
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 7:35:00 PM
    You write some very wonderful poems Richard and I must tell you that you have your own way to inspirer me and I to would like to check out a few other of mind as yours reminded a few of mine http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poems_by_poet.aspx?ID=23456 God Bless and keep writing these wonderful poems

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 4/13/2013 11:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    honored by your comment,inspired by the Almighty,love poetry with substance and your page has caught my eye,will be around a lot,lol,thanks for the invitation Rev
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 3:28:00 PM
    Richard, very true that's why He sent His only Eternal Son to testify to Him because Eternal Father wanted to destroy the world because the people He created are sinning but Eternal Son stopped Him. The story is on my poem, take care...

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 4/13/2013 11:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Jacqueline,will be all over your page,love your spiritual mind
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 2:08:00 PM
    This is lovely and rich Richard... Right there~A.O

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 4/13/2013 11:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you A.O
  1. Date: 4/8/2013 3:44:00 PM
    WoW Richard, this is a piece of art,,,,, everybody should read it. So so deep. Love Terry a 7<<<

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 4/10/2013 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Terry,honored by your comment
  1. Date: 3/26/2013 11:37:00 AM
    The first line is this poem is very meaningful.... I love this poem and your writing style is very similar to mine. I'm loving your writes so far, they are very inspirational.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 3/26/2013 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Nate,welcome and be blessed
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Your verses my earth temptation would be. Do you have taking too much baggages as faith. Search your thoughts by haplines do our more

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 9:20:00 AM
    Your verses my earth temptation would be. Do you have taking too much baggages as faith. Search your thoughts by haplines do our more

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 3/20/2013 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    don't really understand your comment,link on soup mail
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 9:02:00 PM
    This is so true Richard. If we don't have all these things - we don't have nothing and there is no purpose in living. If we didn't have problems - life would be boring. U.R right. We have to pray and be close to God. Lucilla

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 3/20/2013 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    a little of everything makes life,life,but we just have to be careful where we want to go and how much are we willing to loose in the process,thanks much Lucilla
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 8:00:00 AM
    It's so easy to get off track and hard to keep eyes on the goal but you are grounded in such a special way. Great strength in your words!

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 3/20/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Elizabeth,keeping focused
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 5:49:00 PM
    I hope so

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 3/16/2013 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I know so,lol,thanks Richard
  1. Date: 3/8/2013 12:49:00 PM
    I love it...this is an outstanding write my friend!!!!

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 3/16/2013 12:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks much Super Ink,think i'm getting better daily lol
  1. Date: 3/8/2013 10:55:00 AM
    This is so nicely written and it sends a strong message. Youre poems could change the outlook of alot of people and thats amazing. Nice write! -Hannah

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 3/16/2013 12:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Hanna,this one is for all who didn't know and all who needed to be reminded
  1. Date: 2/16/2013 12:23:00 PM
    well penned Richard.... . good spiritual message

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 2/26/2013 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Joseph
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 8:14:00 AM
    spirituality seeps through your poem..very nicely written..highly philosophical too..thnks for your comment on my poem loneliness...

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 2/26/2013 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Shan,you are welcome
  1. Date: 2/8/2013 9:11:00 PM
    Great one, Richard. True words. What is life without directions from the Almighty, yes! One has to think.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 2/26/2013 6:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Toquyen,oxox
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