The Meaning of Life
Some people give the illusion
there is widespread confusion
as to what constitutes the meaning of life.
But I was taught by my brother...
or was it my Mother?
It had a lot to do with the handling of strife.
A Child should be taught
that it's fine to be fraught
when trials and doubt cause reflection.
But no matter the slump
you'll get a strong bump
when surrounded by those with affection.
You are inclined to be less wary
even though the world is scary
when supported by family and friends.
And when you love one another
and even better... a significant other
you'll find the journey starts to really transcend.
But the meaning you seek
will not give you relief
if you fail to be prudent and wise.
You'll find life a lot tougher
and thus exceedingly rougher
to make sense of the things you despise.
You will find you're life will worsen
when you're not a good person
and unsure of how to do what is right.
You should seriously be leaning
towards only the things that have meaning
to improve your situation and plight.
How does a person start?
I guess I would slowly depart
from activities that get you angry and riled.
And become a far greater force
by changing your course
and become a much better Parent, Friend or Child.
Once you get a handle on strife...
You'll find the meaning of life
is to help others become a bit stronger.
And once you're a person complete
you can love all you meet
and not fear the meaning of life any longer.
But to those who thrive on strife
to mess up their life
it's only fair to give you a clue.
So you'll be happy to know
where the wild things grow
and thus the answer is a crisp 42.*
*A computer was fed all the relevant data to determine the meaning of life and came back with the answer 42. It is also the number used in 'A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' in their search for the meaning of life.
*Written for the poetry contest on the 'Meaning of Life' sponsored by Chantelle Anne Cooke.
*For those who are interested. My cartoon 'Bob's your Uncle' can be seen on my homepage. A new one will appear every second day.