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Meaning of Life

Others, and my children, wanted to understand the meaning of life.
As I’d recently had surgery number 7, yes, gone under the knife.
It’s simple, you see… And it’s not so very hard to believe… 
I once met God and understand, what for some, is hard to perceive.

That while we’re here, Love is what everything is all, totally, about.
We get… so very lost in the every day and the mundane, no doubt.
When almost gone, the love of friends, family, and life is like the sun. 
When God asks what you’ve done, as you see the harm you’ve won.

You’ll cringe at those things, not left behind, but what you have done.
You’ll wish you’d stopped, helped lighten, others lifes, along life’s run.
So I’ve decided to make life brighter, if only with a little written fun.
I’ve helped strangers as I can, time and again… while life did run.

And yes there’s always someone we’ve hurt, and left behind in the dirt.
But we must try, and then must ask forgiveness for their, terrible hurt.
We can’t always see, how we hurt others, you see, we live under a veil.
That deadens the sight of what we have done to other’s lives, so all fail.

But we also… have been given the time and chance to do some right.
A kind word, a little help, to change the world, make it, more bright.
The miracles you see, are from others, that want the world, to be…
As God wants, full of love and full of, way more, abundant, good deeds.

We must try to make others smile, if only for a small, brief, little while.
Yes, we must try to make our life better, so to help others, some how.
And we must bow down and give thanks for our own, special, little lives.
For some, their mission is to help others, with them, to begin to thrive.

For some it is more, but with all, a simple spark of hope, takes them far.
Be God’s hand, even in small simple ways, give hope, along the way…

Written 9-21-2015

Copyright © Carol Eastman


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  1. Date: 10/6/2015 2:55:00 AM

    A wonderful poem Carol----full of life's experiences--as you say we must always think of others when we take an action----- my motto is----it's just as easy to be nice--- Kind regards-----John
  1. Date: 10/5/2015 10:42:00 AM

    very beautiful and wonderful heartfelt poem you've penned here. So glad I stopped by for to read this elegant poem of yours. If only there were more people such as yourself.
  1. Date: 10/2/2015 11:40:00 PM

    Carol this is heartfelt. I pray you are doing well. Your loving deeds will be appreciated and not forgotten. This write brings joy to my heart to know people like you are taking your time to help others. Your rewards will find you someday. The highest of ratings for your beautiful write and more importantly for you as a person Carol.
  1. Date: 10/1/2015 5:09:00 AM

    Hi Carol. This is a wonderful poem of hope and grace and love. Words of wisdom and joy that we should always try to bring to others. We have so many opportunities in life to bring encouragement and joy to others. One word or just a smile can change a persons life. It's a gift that God has given to us. The good thing is that is never to late. We may have hurt others along the way and we have been hurt but now is what,s important. Thank you for this beacon of light, my friend.... Robert.
  1. Date: 9/30/2015 12:14:00 AM

    Lovely poem Carol so full of wonderful images! Congrats on big win!
  1. Date: 9/29/2015 8:43:00 PM

    Carol, Congratulations on your HM placement. Love SKAT
  1. Date: 9/29/2015 6:23:00 PM

    Congratulations for your WIN Carol! ;-)
  1. Date: 9/29/2015 1:31:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/28/2015 3:14:00 PM

    Love God and thy neighbor...and that is by doing what you propose in this poem filled with words of wisdom. ~ All the best, Carol. // paul
  1. Date: 9/25/2015 4:33:00 PM

    Dear Carol This was a very refreshing read, love the positive feeling it left within me, thanks for the inspirational words and images left behind in my heart and mind, take care and you have a wonderful evening, cheri
  1. Date: 9/25/2015 4:49:00 AM

    I'm sorry to hear you have not been well. This is a moving piece of writing that should cause each of us to ponder our own lives. You have given me many smiles in the time I have been here so part of your mission is accomplished. I enjoy smiling so I am expecting many many more. Thanks for being so generous with your words.
  1. Date: 9/24/2015 2:54:00 PM

    Hey Carol, stopped by for a visit and found this amazing poem. We can only hope to see this manifested in every day life experiences. So beautifully written and excellent expression. Hope you entered it in the contest! Be Blessed, Neva
  1. Date: 9/24/2015 12:17:00 PM

    Boy, Drago says I'd better get in gear and start reading to him every day again! Otherwise we miss gems of wisdom from the menage as well as the funnies. I agree Drago, and yes, this gets a 7 + a fave. Auntie Carol is amazing, I agree. No we can't go to her house for lunch…she didn't invite us. Yes, we'll send big hugs to Dragon's gang, even the Sheriff of Crazyland! So…big hugs from our house to yours! D s s & j
  1. Date: 9/24/2015 12:12:00 PM

    Wonderful words to live by...if only life were really like that! Emile.
  1. Date: 9/22/2015 11:52:00 AM

    A great message Carol, And Beautifully written!!!! Enjoyed this God Bless you Kevin
  1. Date: 9/22/2015 11:43:00 AM

    WOW!! Carol I stopped by for this beautiful precious read... This should be framed and hung on everyone's wall. Take care and wishing you the best of days ahead.
  1. Date: 9/21/2015 3:08:00 PM

    Beautiful ... CayCay
  1. Date: 9/21/2015 3:00:00 PM

    This is wonderful - check out my poem about how God blessed me this way 'A Miracle at Number Twenty Three'
  1. Date: 9/21/2015 2:43:00 PM

    Yes Carol it is all about love, friendships, brightening up others days. This is a perfect meaning of life...a favorite