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Meaning of Life

I have been thinking about the meaning of life There was life here long before I came to be And there will be life continuing long after me. It seems I have a rather small window of impact Not much point in begrudging what I lacked … One thing’s certain…that is an undeniable fact! My time here on earth has been rather ethereal When I consider time in its grander dimension I mustn’t think when I’m gone, all is in suspension. No, life will move steadily along with a divine plan I have been but a very small piece of eternal man, Here for a brief period of time, doing the best I can. Many came before and paved for me the way, Showing me the best paths to choose for success I’ve stumbled, fallen, and sometimes made a mess. And, as advised, I picked myself up and carried on I think friends will remember that when I’m gone, But, frankly, I’ll be most happy to pass on the baton.
Written December 6, 2021

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Date: 12/8/2021 8:36:00 AM
I always say when teachers come in here sick to spread it around - they could replace all of us in a week. It might not be us, but it would be a replacement. "And there will be life continuing long after me." - for sure!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/8/2021 11:49:00 AM
Yep, so true. I think we sometimes lose sight of this, however, and think we are the be-all and end-all, but we simply aren't!
Date: 12/7/2021 11:16:00 AM
It would be nice if everyone could say they left life on this planet better than they found it, but I find that increasingly difficult to discover . . . . .Enjoyed, Milton!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/7/2021 12:19:00 PM
You know, Rico, that's more and more difficult to do, especially when life is more of a struggle than it used to be, or at least I think so. Simpler times meant less stress, don't you think?
Date: 12/6/2021 8:03:00 PM
I really appreciate how you distinctly express all these passionate lines Milt. Maturity perceives the passageway to wisdom, If I may say...ab
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/7/2021 4:49:00 AM
Thanks, Anselmo. I appreciate your thoughts.
Date: 12/6/2021 3:36:00 PM
I enjoyed the fact your poem conveyed your emotions, Milton. You have written a beautiful poem. Ironically, the older we become, the more we find ourselves making this point.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/6/2021 3:39:00 PM
Oh, that is definitely true, Lasaad. The years always give us a different perspective!
Date: 12/6/2021 2:54:00 PM
The older we get, the more we ask this question. I liked the way your rhyme expressed your feelings on this. Thank you, Milt.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/6/2021 3:39:00 PM
Thank you, Shirley. I appreciate your thoughtful comment on this poem.