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Ingredients of Life

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Ingredients of Life

What's a sweeter gift than love?
What's the greatest wealth than hope?
What's a richer state than faith?

It behooves you to live by your faith,
And keep aflame the spirit of love,
Woe befalls him who derides hope:

Nothing is drearier than a life bereft of hope,
And he's a lost soul who's without faith,
But unfortunate is he of all who's without love.

All is lost when one loses love, hope and faith!

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  1. Date: 6/11/2013 1:50:00 PM

    I could not agree more Abdul, congratulations as a fellow contestant on this top win..'

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 9:47:00 AM

    Abdul... congratulations with your winning poem... in Heather's contest... Linda

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 2:43:00 PM

    very wise and wonderful! congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 1:20:00 PM

    A sparkling sestina written with a deft hand! Big congrats on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 12:58:00 PM

    A sestina with such a wonderful message!

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 4:55:00 PM

    I am flabbergasted, Abdul. If this was in my contest and did not win as you say, I must never have seen it!! Once in a while, I will have someone tell me that they entered one of my contests, but some glitch makes it so that the poem never is seen on my end. That's all I can figure out because looking at this one, it looks GREAT to me!! You have not gone against any of the rules. so sorry.

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 3:20:00 PM

    Andie is sure to like this. Hope this finds you well and happy. Thanks so much for stopping by my writes. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 8:59:00 PM

    Abdul, your pen is a deep one... hoping to find mine again...pd