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Life

At the moment of our birth,
we begin a journey on earth,
knowing nothing of what awaits.
Being a one way uncharted road,
it’s where we’ll gather a disparate load
of indiscriminate likes, loves and hates.

Our road  may be smooth or rough:
level and straight, or hilly and tough/
Hazardous or convoluted, the way
ahead is never predestined nor known.
Whilst the choice of road is ours alone,
it determines our each and every day.

With help from family and friends,
we become aware our future depends
on our accepting guidance and advice,
then, acting as our conscience dictates,
we can seize opportunities Life creates,
without resorting to avarice or vice.

Although the path we tread, be long or short,
it allows diversion, should we wish to abort
a wrong turn taken, when truth shows the way,
but should we choose to defy ethical morality,
then our chances of achieving immortality
are slim, if temptation induces us to stray!

It’s by applying experiences we acquire,
that we can face adversity, and aspire
to go forward, without looking back
or having sad regrets, whilst our reward,
judged on deeds - both good and untoward,
determines our end, with no  going back!

With Life an unknown journey, for one and all,
it’s by personal decisions, we will rise or fall.
We can ascribe no blame, for errors we might make
nor is circumstance an excuse, for any misdirection.
Our span on earth, requires prudent circumspection
if we would leave a legacy, free from critical debate.

Rhymer.  September 2nd, 2017

Copyright © Denis Barter | Year Posted 2017

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